Dedham Medical Associates

Project Information:

  • Project Duration: 15 months
  • Square Footage: 80,000 Office and Medical Suites
  • Location: Norwood, MA
  • Space Type: General Office and Medical
  • Core Business: Medical Center
  • Headcount: 200

Dowling Houy’s Project Scope:

  • Furniture Management
  • Building Coordination
  • Mover RFP
  • Contract Negotiations
  • Furniture RFP
  • Move Coordination
  • Asset Disposition

Dowling Houy joined the project team in late spring of 2012 to assist in the ground-up construction and occupancy of a multi-tenant mixed use building on Rt. 1 in Norwood, MA. Dedham Medical Associates (DMA) planned to occupy about 80,000SF of state-of-the-art LEED accredited medical facility consisting of offices, exam rooms, radiology procedure rooms, waiting rooms, and labs.

Dowling Houy led weekly internal project meetings with the DMA executive team and assisted with furniture procurement, asset disposition, space yield-up coordination, licensing procurement, security coordination, IT/AV coordination, and the relocation of the existing administrative and clinical staff. Dowling Houy led the weekly construction meetings with the owner’s construction project manager to ensure that the internal DMA team worked seamlessly with the greater project team.

After interviewing all participating departments to understand their needs and functionality, Dowling Houy created and issued the Furniture RFP. After providing a detailed analysis of the bids to DMA, a final candidate was selected. Dowling Houy worked with both parties on the final finish selections and order placement. Dowling Houy tracked and oversaw the installation through punchlist completion, keeping in constant contact with the general contractor to ensure all dates were met and not in conflict with any construction activities.

Dowling Houy created and issued the mover RFP, providing a detailed analysis of the bids to DMA. Dowling Houy negotiated the final terms of the contract and managed the mover throughout the process. Dowling Houy worked closely with staff representatives and the executive team on move communications to patients and staff. Dowling Houy created and oversaw the schedule to move DMA from three existing buildings into its new space in three phases beginning in March 2013.

DMA clinicians were able to see patients on the Monday following the clinical moves with no down time. DMA has received much positive feedback from their staff and the community they service about their new and improved space.