Cherokee Indian Hospital

The Cherokee Indian Hospital is being constructed using the Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) contracting method and Lean design and construction philosophies.  This new facility is a replacement for the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians.  The new facility will include a primary clinic, an eye clinic, a dental clinic, an emergency department, a procedures suite, inpatient care, and rehabilitation services.  Approximately 90% of the subcontracted work was procured early to assist in the design.  This new facility will allow the Cherokee Indian Hospital Authority to transcend the legacy of the existing government provided facility and provide world class healthcare services for their people.   At approximately $85 million, this project is a relatively small job in commercial construction terms.  The PID contracting process requires specific control over labor costs by subcontractor.  In order to ensure that accurate labor data was available, Robins & Morton, general contractor, retained FC Construction Services to provide workforce badging and jobsite access control services.

Project Highlights

FC-CS Client workforce badging – In order to reduce costs, Robins & Morton opted to perform badging services internally.  FC-CS provided it’s Onsite Badging System together with full onsite training on its use to Robins & Morton personnel.

Workforce access monitoring – Since the project was IPD contracted and in a somewhat isolated area, Robins & Morton decided to use our less expensive workforce monitoring access portal.  This portal is less expensive than our turnstile model and unrestricted access monitoring.

RFID Badge recognition

Real-time reporting of workforce movement answering

  • Who’s on site
  • When did they arrive
  • When did they leave
  • How long were they here

Weekly reporting of workforce statistics

  • Total jobs created
  • Jobs created by county of residence
  • Jobs created by ethnicity
  • MWBE Participation

Project Partners

  • Robins & Morton
  • Cherokee Indian Nation