ParsCo Team completes one of the Nation’s largest projects in 2015
ParsCo, LLC working in conjunction with Skanska, and MAPP Construction LLC, has recently completed the new University Medical Center, a major affiliate of LSU Health, in downtown New Orleans, Louisiana.
Situated on 38 acres, bound by Canal Street, South Galvez Avenue, Tulane Avenue and South Claiborne Avenue, the new state-of-the-art academic medical campus will include the only Level 1 Trauma Center in South Louisiana.
Designed to meet flood-resistant construction standards, the first floors of the hospital and ambulatory care building, which house critical functions, was built 22 feet above sea level, well beyond the five-foot base flood elevation for the hospital site. The new campus incorporates storm-proofing technology, including six generators for emergency backup power, which allows the medical campus to withstand up to Category Three hurricanes as well as tornadoes; nuclear or biological accidents; physical attacks; fires; and chemical, biological and radiation hazards, all while remaining in operation for up to a week with virtually no outside support or back-up supplies.
This new campus will serve as the medical education center for excellence for healthcare professions in Louisiana. The hospital will be a key academic anchor for LSU Health, Tulane University, Dillard University, Xavier University, Southern University at New Orleans, Delgado Community College and other healthcare training schools throughout South Louisiana.
The project cost exceeded $1 Billion dollars, with more than 2 million square feet of built space.Â It was the largest project for the State of Louisiana.Â The project ran 20 hours/day, with up to 1500 workers spread across two shifts.Â At the peak of construction, the building team completed roughly $1 million worth of construction per day.Â
Photo courtesy Skanska USA Building A crane lifts a prefabricated rack at the University Medical Center project.
It’s no easy task to manage a project with 1,500 workers, 20,000 schedule activities and 515 bid packages. One of the job’s first challenges was procuring work on such a large project. The project was divided into multiple bid packages and to as many small pieces as possible.
The overall Facilities include a 560,000-sq-ft hospital with 424 beds; a 747,000-sq-ft diagnostics and treatment center; a 255,000-sq-ft ambulatory care building; and a 546,000-sq-ft parking garage for 1,400 cars.Â The project also will be certified at a minimum level of LEED Silver.Â
Some other interesting notes about managing a project this size are:
1.There were 8,532 design drawings
2.Fourteen thousand truckloads of sand were delivered during site-preparation.
3.The project comprises 2.3 million square feet.
4.It includes 1.3 million square feet of concrete decking that was delivered at a rate of 60,000 square feet per week â€” the equivalentof the amount needed for one Wal-Mart every two weeks.
For a virtual tour, check out this video by NBBJ Architects:
The Restaurant Realty Radio show, broadcast on News Radio Station 1620 in Pensacola and hosted by Michael Carro of Sperry Van Ness Realty has teamed with local construction expert Amir Michael Fooladi of ParsCo,LLC to be a guest host on their weekly radio show. Amir will be on air to discuss all the construction questions and information relevant to restaurants. Amir’s expertise in building and constructing projects over the past 20 years along with his extensive knowledge of building restaurants will be a bountiful contribution to this popular radio show.
One51 Main, an exciting new address in downtown Pensacola, opens the door to a new era for urban living in our city. The first of its kind for downtown, the three story building will be home to retail shops, and restaurants on the street level, the offices of Beck Partners, on the second floor, and the third floor will consist of three residential high-end condominium loft units.
This beautiful, sustainable design project was created by Bay Design Architects and the shell is being constructed by Williams Brown of Pensacola.
ParsCo was recently selected to complete the build out of one of the premium high-end loft condominiums on the third floor. Sustainable features include: Geothermal HVAC, Insulated Concrete Form Construction, Living Green Wall, native and sustainable landscaping. All of these features contribute to creating one of the most energy efficient buildings in Historic Pensacola. Visit www.one51main.com for additional information.
The new loft that ParsCo will be completing is being designed by the talented group of local Architects Dalrymple Sallis and local Interior Designer Julie Hancy.
PHOTO AND TEXT CREDITS to Beck Property Company, LLC
This upscale renovation project was completed in less than a month and ParsCo is proud to continue playing a role in the renaissance of Downtown Pensacola. If you are looking for a delicious meal downtown on Palafox please give Restaurant Iron a try. You won’t be disappointed.
Designed by iconic local Pensacola Architect Brian Spencer of SMP Architecture and built/constructed by ParsCo Construction.
Click on link for more information and interview with Golden Spoon winning Executive Chef Alex McPhail:
As the holiday season is upon us, we find ourselves reflecting on the past year and those who have helped to shape and grow our business. It’s been quite a year for us all! We hope that 2014 has been just as memorable for you and your loved ones. We look forward to working with you in the years to come. Merry Christmas!
Chef Alex McPhail will open Restaurant Iron at 22 N. Palafox St. around Christmas Day.
Downtown’s dining scene is getting one heck of a Christmas present, as Chef Alex McPhail is just a couple of weeks away from opening Restaurant Iron at 22 N. Palafox St. McPhail is bringing most of his seasoned staff with him to his new venture in the space that formerly housed Elise Coastal Dining and, before that, Cafe 22. Assuming timely inspections and completion of remodeling, he says he expects to open just before Christmas, with a somewhat irregular schedule through the holiday week.
Regular dinner hours will be 4:30 to 10 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and 4:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday. McPhail said he hopes to cultivate a happy hour clientele in the early evening and offer a fine-dining experience, including his famous eight-course tasting menus and a new five-course vegetarian tasting menu. He will be expanding his menu beyond the offerings at Marcus Pointe, using his new kitchen â€” which he said is “like a Ferrari” â€” to increase the number of a la carte offerings.
McPhail said anyone seated by 10 p.m. will be served Tuesday through Thursday and that the tasting menu would cut off at that time throughout the week, but copious offerings will be available late nights.
And he said his immediate focus is on perfecting the fine-dining experience at dinner service, but he plans to eventually bring that experience forward into the lunchtime hours.
I couldn’t be more excited to have one of the area’s hottest young chefs moving into the News Journal’s neighborhood. Iron is just steps from our new headquarters at 2 N. Palafox St., and I plan to visit our new neighbor frequently.
Restaurant Iron’s website, which has not yet been updated with info on the new location, is www.restaurantiron.com. Check it out for an idea of the goodness that’s ahead.
ParsCo is proud to be part of the team on a new $16 million senior-living project, Summer Vista. This beautiful project is set to transform the former site of the Pensacola Racquet Club on Wimbledon Drive. The project broke ground today on Nov. 20.
Summer Vista will be managed by SRI Management.
The 75,138-square-foot development will have 89 apartments, and will offer assisted living accommodations. In addition to providing a carefree lifestyle and round-the-clock support, residential amenities will include a theater, chapel, fitness center, putting green, and spacious community areas indoors and outdoors. It is conveniently located near Pensacola International Airport, Cordova Mall and other shopping and dining options.
Summer Vista will also offer specialized residential memory care services to seniors who have Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.
The project is also expected to create around 60 new jobs.