Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Waxahachie
Project Type: Drywall, EIFS
General Contractor: MEDCO Construction
This new gleaming six-level medical center totals over 300,000 square feet, including a cancer center and 129 beds. The Waxahachie location is the latest partnership for BakerTriangle, MEDCO Construction and Baylor Scott & White Medical.
Originally, BT began the project with only the core and shell under contract, but soon the finish out and cancer center were also integrated into the contract, more than tripling the contract total. An accelerated schedule raised anxiety levels, but with David Williams, MEDCO Senior Project Manager, working with the BT team, schedule goals were met even though normal issues with hospital construction had to be dealt with.
As with other hospital projects, BT was able to utilize its vast experience with medical construction to coordinate both interior and exterior installations. 33,000 square feet of EIFS was installed on the exterior walls and soffits, necessitating scaffold installations in various locations. As always, the highest priority was placed on workplace safety for both drywall and plaster crews.