Frisco hospital building on schedule |

Frisco hospital building on schedule

JENNIFER HUFFMANsummit daily news
Summit Daily/Brad Odekirk A worker at the new hospital measures boards to be cut and is silhoutted in a window frame. The hospital's construction is on time and still on budget, according to Mortenson's project manager Shane Knutson.

FRISCO – The beginnings of an elevated stone fireplace adjacent to a wraparound staircase are now visible in what will soon be the lobby of the new St. Anthony Summit Medical Center in Frisco. The new hospital is no longer just a pipe dream or a pile of dirt off of Highway 9 – it has transformed into actual bricks and mortar, which will be completed in only eight months.

Standing in the building amid metal scaffolding and hanging plastic tarps, Mortenson project manager Shane Knutson points to where nurse stations, intensive care units and even the hospital gift shop are taking shape. Mortenson is the construction company responsible for both the new hospital and the medical office building and Community Care Clinic. Knutson said construction of the hospital is running right on schedule with approximately 110 employees working at the site each day.

The crew is fast approaching a crucial milestone of having the entire building enclosed within the next two weeks. The building is currently 95 percent enclosed.Next week marks the beginning of the interior drywall installation.

“That’s a big milestone in construction, because it means all the front end work is finished,” Knutson said.The lobby will continue to develop as the scaffolding comes down on April 28.The building will be complete on Nov. 14, Knutson said.

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