Colorado Completes Terumo HeadquartersContributor: Swinerton Blogger | December 30, 2015
A perfect fusion of Swinerton’s strengths in Colorado brought about a new headquarters for Terumo BCT, a global leader in the medical device industry. By teaming with Gensler in an inclusive design-assist approach, applying pull-planning for design packages, and partnering specialized building teams for core and shell and interior work, Swinerton delivered a 120,000-square-foot office building for one of Denver’s top employers.
In addition to Gensler and Terumo team members, the integrative group included owner representative JLL, subconsultants, client equipment vendors, and key subcontractors. With this approach, the team shaved two months off a traditional construction management/general contracting scheduled duration.
Pull-planning—focused on design package deliveries—facilitated collaborative, commitment-based scheduling that evaluated durations from the end-date and design milestone perspectives, to determine when bid packages would be needed by the architect. For delivery success, Swinerton provided detailed core and shell and tenant improvement schedules, which included long-lead items, commissioning, inspections, and final turnover—as appropriate—to enhance the schedule communication amongst team members.
In the end, Terumo received a new headquarters on their existing campus that consolidates their U.S.-based employees. More than 2,000 Terumo employees work on this 52-acre campus, developing medical technologies which help hospitals and blood banks safely gather, separate, store, and track donated blood. The three-story steel structure is clad in a combination of Parklet composite wall panels, zinc panels, store-front glass, and curtain wall. The interior provides offices and workstations, a training facility, conference rooms, and a lobby with interconnected staircases.