Catholic Medical Center
Seoul, South Korea
Client: College of Medicine, Catholic University of Korea
Parsons Brinckerhoff Role: Design Management, Construction Management
A new medical complex at Catholic Medical Center in Seoul added 1,090 beds and ancillary facilities including a student center, auditorium, chapel, library, offices and recreational space to one of South Korea’s most prestigious hospitals.
Parsons Brinckerhoff provided design management and construction management services for the new complex, which comprises 2 million square feet (191,000 square meters). Parsons Brinckerhoff was responsible for overall design review, including mechanical/electrical systems, hospital layout plans and interface with existing facilities. The firm also developed the master schedule and directed bidding and contractor selection, and provided value engineering, alternatives analysis and cost engineering.
The new complex will allow Catholic Medical Center, already a leader in cancer and stem cell research, to offer specialized diagnosis and treatment, and double the number of patients it serves. Completed in December 2008, the complex offers centers for cancer treatment, organ transplant, cell therapy, cardiovascular services and eye care. It includes high-tech digital systems that facilitate electronic storage and rapid access to medical records and images, making ordering tests and other reports significantly more efficient. An emergency gas turbine generator that can produce electricity during normal operations as well as during power outages will reduce the hospital’s electricity costs.