Oakland Veterinary Referral ServicesBloomfield Hills, MI
The Oakland Veterinary Referral Services is a large medical complex for animals. Sachse Construction managed the ground up construction, an addition, and several renovations for this state-of-the-art facility in Bloomfield Hills, MI. The space has an emergency room, radiology, oncology, and a testing laboratory for medical technicians and staff.
Several additional projects have been performed at the veterinary center since its original completion. The first significant project was a 2,100 square foot addition of a new oncology department including exam rooms, laboratory and testing facilities, and offices. The second is a renovation to the intensive care unit (ICU) including an isolation room and emergency room (ER) totaling approximately 2,800 square feet.
On the original ground up construction of the facility, Sachse Construction faced several challenges, with the largest being weather. Construction began during a harsh winter and the project team had to maneuver around snow, ice, and extreme temperatures. Project safety was top priority.
Sachse Construction ensured all workers and team members were taken care of properly during the winter months. The team had several warming breaks scheduled throughout their days to make sure workers were able to keep safe and warm. The breaks also helped with productivity as keeping the workforce in good condition assisted with the schedule.
During the ICU and ER renovation, a different set of challenges has presented themselves, specifically long lead items. The renovation contains several pieces of long lead time equipment being manufactured in and shipped from the United Kingdom. To mitigate any concern for late deliveries, the Sachse team is coordinating directly with the equipment supplier. During the preconstruction phase, the team ensured the equipment could be delivered during the desired window. Sachse continues to have regular follow up communications to confirm the desired delivery window continues to be achievable.
The hospital serves as a full-service veterinary facility, servicing wellness, critical, and emergency care levels.