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South Miami Hospital

South Miami Hospital was established in 1960 by a group of local physicians in South Florida. OHLA USA company, Building has been performing preconstruction and construction management services for the hospital since 1986.

Improvements and renovations completed in 2012 covered 282,485 square feet and included the Heart Center, where the scope of work consisted of the demolition and renovation of over 25,000 square feet of space and covered multiple floors. At L&D/NICU/Antepartum/Breast Center Building renovated pre- and post-procedure rooms, NICU and administrative areas. The team also demolished and renovated the three wing, six-story East Tower, and upgraded all MEP systems. Because all work occurred at an operational hospital, coordination proved to be one of the biggest challenges throughout the projects. Building worked closely with the facility’s construction team to develop a very specific schedule and sequencing plan that was strictly followed to minimize disruption.

The team also provided preconstruction and construction management services for the 80,000-square-foot Clinical Expansion that was completed in 2014. On the first floor of the two-story project, the Emergency Center more than doubled in size, increasing the number of treatment rooms from 21 to 39. The Center also features modern, private rooms, new triage positions, 16 beds for emergency treatment and a 12-bed clinical decision unit to help reduce patient wait time. Above the Emergency Center on the second floor, Surgical Services expanded to 16 state-of-the-art surgical suites. It also features 36 pre- and post-procedure rooms and a new Central Sterile Processing area. Additional scope of work included construction of a hurricane-hardened building envelope to exceed building code requirements and extensive electro-mechanical infrastructure upgrades. The project was completed in four phases to minimize interruptions to hospital, including its stringent infection control program.


  • 2015 Surgical Services portion of the project: Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council
  • 2012 Sunshine State Safety Recognition Award