Congratulations to the design and construction team members on the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Butler Health Care Center project in Butler, Pennsylvania! Partnering and world-class teamwork on this important military project are paying off big time with the team on track to exceed its mutual partnering goals for schedule, safety, community outreach and much more.

Check out these impressive achievements:

  • Construction of the 168,000-square-foot health center is six months ahead of schedule.
  • OSHA’s Pittsburgh area office and Mascaro Construction Company, the project’s general contractor, recently signed a Strategic Partnership Agreement to protect workers and provide a safe work environment during construction.
  • The building team placed the structure’s final steel beam during a topping out ceremony on April 6, 2016.

Scheduled to complete by summer of 2017, The LEED-silver designed replacement facility project entails construction of a new two-story health center and a parking lot with 1,300 spaces. The new health center, which is being built to provide modern and quality healthcare to US. veterans in the area, will house space for: primary care, specialty care, mental health, dental, diagnostic, laboratory, pathology, radiology, podiatry, optometry, pharmacy, physical rehabilitation and women’s health services.

During the topping out ceremony, T. Michael Scott, Cambridge Healthcare Solutions president and the project’s developer said, “We wanted to beat the Pennsylvania winter.” By working towards this aggressive goal, the project is currently ahead of schedule.

He also shared with the crowd of VA administrators, construction workers, veterans and others in attendance that the project is creating more than 2,000 construction jobs and will produce about $10 million in property tax revenue for Center Township, the Butler School District and Butler County over the 20-year lease with the VA. Utilizing design-build, lease-leaseback delivery, the health center will cost $163 million over the life of the lease.

Neal Flesner, Ventura Consulting Group’s Partnering Facilitator for this project, was lucky enough to be among the attendees who signed the ceremonial steel beam during the topping out. Check out his signature that appeared in a local Butler Eagle article about the topping out ceremony.

To follow the progress of the VA Butler Health Care Center project, click here.

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