OSF Clinic Consolidation

In the middle of a pandemic, POINTCORE facilitated cost savings and cooperation during a construction project involving a vacated grocery store-turned-clinic.

square feet
$16 million
competitor budget
$11 million


  • 4 project phases

The OSF Clinic Consolidation project was an OSF opportunity to revitalize the community and provide readily available outpatient and ambulatory mission critical services to Peoria, IL. The property selected was an existing 65,000 square foot vacated grocery store. Not only was the location in close proximity to the main SFMC campus, but it was readily available, and by utilizing the existing structure, would be a cost savings option.

This project was critical for the campus master plan. Relocating Allied to this location was key to kicking-off the reconfiguration for the comprehensive cancer center project. With this being the first step in a succession of projects, the schedule and coordination efforts were extremely critical.   

COVID 19 became a worldwide pandemic as this project was getting started. POINTCORE adapted to the situation by providing hand wash stations onsite and implementing a COVID Safety Plan to mitigate exposure and maintain a safe environment.


Design & Planning

  • Total Cost Savings Evaluated: $172,500
  • Total Cost Saving Implemented: $133,000

The preconstruction team collaborated with the Design Team, OSF Facilities, and OSF Leadership team to develop a complete project scope and project estimate. This involved constructibility reviews with OSF teams prior to bidding, developing estimates at various stages throughout the design, and presenting multiple cost savings options, which allowed OSF to prioritize project and budget needs.

The preconstruction phase included a roofing option study, where a drone performed thermal scanning on the roof and the team evaluated potential solutions for roof construction. Value engineering options were also explored, such as alternatives for ceiling tile products and other materials, as well as framing and drywall options. Portions of the project were strategically divided into separate packages to allow OSF to have maximum flexibility with design ad budget decisions.



  • Project completed 1 month ahead of schedule

The POINTCORE construction team worked closely with OSF to conduct MEP rough-in and installation walk-throughs to ensure adequate access and maintenance for future usage. During construction, equipment startup walks were held with OSF to review implementation of measures to protect the MEP system from any construction and debris.Weekly quality audits were performed by POINTCORE and CORE personnel to ensure that installation was occurring per project drawings and specifications.

In addition, the team managed the overall budget to allow for a canopy to be added back into the project budget. Even though this was not decided until halfway through the project, POINTCORE communicated the decision deadline so that the work could be released and finished within the original project schedule. There were no construction contingency usages for the project, and a savings was returned to OSF. Coordination between UICOMP, OSF Infectious Disease, OSF Pharmacy, Lab, Heartland, OSF Rheumatology and OSF Endocrinology were all necessary to ensure a successful move-in and go-live date.



  • Initial competitor budget: $16 million
  • POINTCORE budget: $11 million

The construction was success in quality, schedule, and costs. The construction was completed one month ahead and schedule by using a detailed sequencing plan. This held trades accountable to deadlines and made tracking of progress more accurate.

  • Subcontractor buy-in to project schedule and quality
  • Owner satisfaction with overall project outcome
  • Excellent communication with various end users starting at beginning of project and continued throughout project duration
  • Alignment among ADG, OSF Facilities, OSF Leadership, POINTCORE, End Users – all parties functioned as a cohesive team with same goal
  • Our construction contingency will end up offsetting cost overruns for other Allied-related projects
  • Initial budget provided by competitor was $16 million. The final POINTCORE construction budget was $11 million.

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