Mount Sinai Health System signs first healthcare IPD IFOA contract in New York City

Francis Cauffman, Syska Hennessy, Turner Construction are the primary parties in agreement.

January 15, 2016 |
Mount Sinai Health System signs first healthcare IPD IFOA contract in New York City

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Mount Sinai Health System (MSHS) became the first health system in New York City to execute an Integrated Form of Agreement (IFOA) for their capital program at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital.  

Other signatories to the IFOA include Francis Cauffman (architect), Syska Hennessy (engineer), and Turner Construction Company (contractor). Trade subcontractors that signed adjoining agreements as part of the Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) team are: EJ Electric, Fresh Meadows Mechanical, Heritage Mechanical, Cardoza Plumbing, Jacobsen Carpentry, Sirina Fire Protection, and Skyline Controls. 

The Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) process is new to the New York healthcare construction market, though it has been used for several years elsewhere. CBRE Healthcare, retained to provide IPD advisory services, collaborated with Mount Sinai on the delivery model development beginning in 2015. Though the details of the contract were just recently finalized, the IPD team, operating collaboratively, began work on various projects over a year ago.

“The team has proven the value of the IPD process and the results thus far are leading us to consider wider adoption of the delivery model for capital programs at our other facilities,” said Ken Holden, Chief Facilities Officer for Mount Sinai Health System. 

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