Quest Diagnostics

Project Location: Houston, TX

Date Completed: July 2003

Owner: Olson Group International

Architect: Gensler

Square Feet: 100,000


This complex 100,000 square foot build-out enabled the Quest Diagnostics Houston Business Unit to consolidate its four remote facilities and provide expansion capabilities to service Houston's thriving healthcare diagnostic testing market. The fast-track four month construction phase was preceded by just three months of planning and design. Features included a quadrant of office space with upgraded finishes. The laboratory component included multiple fume hoods, biological safety cabinets, high outside air HVAC, phoenix airflow controls, dedicated electrical service, deionized water and medical gas distribution, new service elevators and a full loading dock addition. The laboratory also featured one of the only BSL-3 high biological containment laboratories in the area.

Client Testimonial:

I want to let you know that from the first time the Quest team met the D.E. Harvey team, we were convinced that you were the General Contractor for the new Quest Diagnostics, Inc., facility on Rogerdale Road in Houston. In the interview it was clear that your team has had extensive experience in the medical field....

The schedule was very much a challenge, and we were very interested in your approach to this task. Your immediate submittal of a strategy to meet the client's move in date gave the design team an opportunity to adjust the delivery of the documentation to maximize plan review time with the City. The client also had a better understanding of their roles and responsibilities regarding the timing of their IT infrastructure and the scheduling of their furniture system delivery.

Fortunately the client had proper guidance from their project manager as it related to the budget. As the Construction Manager at risk you worked closely with the project manager and his budget to keep a pulse on the overall project. You took as your responsibility the management of the project budget to ensure that the project costs were controlled. I understand that the project was brought in under the guaranteed maximum, including the client initiated changes that naturally occur during the course of construction.

Coordinating with the client-supplied work was also flawless. You helped the client see the need for your guidance and schedule control on those parts of the project in order for the pieces to fall in place. The occasional client driven adjustments went smoothly as well. In all, the space was built with the attention to detail and the consideration for the design that Gensler likes to see. D.E. Harvey once again lived up to their reputation as a highly respected contractor. I look forward to the next opportunity to work with you."

Greg LaCour, AIA
Senior Associate


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