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  Tennessee Pain Management Center, Page 36Tennessee Pain Management Center
814 Church Street, #200, Nashville, TN 37203

Antioch, Tennessee
Total Square Feet: 10,900
Construction Period: Dec 2002 to July 2003 

Construction Team
GENERAL CONTRACTOR: Olympian Construction Co., LLC - 814 Church Street, #200, Nashville, TN 37203
CIVIL ENGINEER: Ragan Smith Associates, Inc. - 315 Woodland Street, Nashville, TN 37206
ARCHITECT: Davis Stokes Collaborative, P.C. - 7121 Crossroads Boulevard, Brentwood, TN 37027
STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: Carpenter Wright Engineers - 304 9th Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37203
ELECTRICAL & MECHANICAL ENGINEER: ENTECH Consulting Engineering, Inc. - 5301 Virginia Way, #140, Brentwood, TN 37027
COST ESTIMATOR: Olympian Construction Co., LLC - 814 Church Street, #200, Nashville, TN 37203

The Pain Management Group's explosive growth over the past couple of years spurred the recent addition of a surgery center devoted to their specialty adjacent to their Pain Management Group clinic. The idea was that patients would be able to have their procedures performed right next door instead of being sent to more distant locations.

Following the clinic's successful application for a certificate of need, Olympian Construction Co. contacted Dr. Long to solicit the construction contract for the proposed surgery center, and was successful. The men agreed that the design-build concept would be the most efficient method for constructing the new building. Olympian then hired the architect, the civil engineers, mechanical and electrical contractors and structural engineers.

Prior to the start of construction, Olympian spent many hours on-site with Dr. Long and his staff, personally experiencing the day-to-day operation of the clinic. This first-hand observation of the interaction of physicians and patients with the original facility helped The Olympian Team design a highly efficient work and traffic flow in the new building. The entire construction team made it a point to familiarize themselves with the specialized care provided and how that care is delivered. Only after gaining an in-depth knowledge of the new facility's purpose, from the standpoint of both the doctors and their patients, did the team finalize its design.

In the course of this project, personnel management and communication were significant tools in achieving success. Efficient teamwork allowed for a fast-track process that kept the project on schedule and kept the owner up-to-date on the progress. Weekly meetings evaluating the performance of each subcontractor detected and avoided potential delays.

Safety and quality controls also received a major emphasis in this project. Quality control was enhanced by Olympian's hiring of an independent testing lab, which analyzed soil, concrete, compressive strength of materials, welds, torque of bolts and other critical factors, and reported its findings directly to the owner.

The Tennessee Pain Surgery Center, which is actually Phase 1 of a planned two-phase project, includes a fully equipped operating room, four procedure rooms, anesthesia workroom, decontamination and clean sterilization areas, preop and post-op areas, offices for the surgeons and administrative office space, chiller/generator and a waiting room.

Site preparation for the project started in September 2002, with the official ground breaking taking place in December. Construction was completed in July 2003, and the new surgery center was staffed and opened on August 7, 2003.

DIV 07:
Built-Up: Tamko.
DIV 08: Storefront: Tubelite Aluminum.
DIV 09: Acoustical Treatment: Armstrong Cirrus Humiguard Plus, Ultima Durabrite Humiguard Plus; Tile: Crossville Ceramics. Tile Accessories: TEC Grout, Schluter Strips; Waterproofing & Crack Insulation Membrane: Laticrete.

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