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October 14, 2021
6th Street Medical/Dental Clinic remodel
Newton Building & Development
ABC members: Ahearn Electric; Sound Glass Sales
Location: 616 Sixth St., Bremerton
Newton Building & Development completed renovations for the 17,000-square-foot Sixth Street Medical/Dental Clinic over a 1½-year timeline. The renovations incorporated multiple construction disciplines, required unique approaches to challenging retrofits/fixes, and continuous adjustments to scheduling and phasing. As the main nonprofit medical and dental clinics that service the city of Bremerton, both facilities needed to remain in operation during construction.
The original structure was a grocery store that had been converted to a medical facility 20 years ago, with smaller retrofit projects having taken place over the years as the clinic expanded its operations. The previous remodels created their own problems with limited records of as-built conditions and poor construction techniques that had compromised the building envelope. NBD successfully completed the remodel within the adjusted scheduling and budget to the great satisfaction of all parties.
The initial scope description had four phases of construction for the medical clinic, with an alternate fifth phase for the dental area. During project execution, Phase 4 was expanded to six sub-phases while Phase 5 (the dental area) had to be completed in two parts to allow for continuous operation of the individual clinics. Construction phasing incorporated relocation of on-site personnel, offices, lobby entrance, pharmacy, labs, and inventory for different phases. This required extensive on-site planning with medical staff coordinators and building facilities staff.
The overall project expanded to incorporate the entire medical/dental clinic in the tenant improvement scope. Unforeseen conditions and additional scope requests from the customer required extensive schedule adjustments and added to the duration and costs of the original contract.
Peninsula Community Health Services was an amazing customer/partner to work with, according to NBD. Its team approach and everyone’s willingness to adapt and work towards a common goal allowed PCHS to maintain a high level of medical/dental care for the local Bremerton community, NBD said.