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Fit 4 Life Weight Loss Medical Center: Fit-4-Life Weight Loss Medical Center – Renovations

SITUATION > Edmundo Tamayo, M.D. is a recognized physician in the field of Internal Medicine and Nutritional Wellness. His Fit-4-Life Weight Loss Medical Center practice was seeking a General Contractor for planning, pre-construction, management and post construction services to increase their professional office space and establish a 24-hour outpatient center. The scope of the work included a substantial increase in office space (from 2,000 to 5,000 square feet) and interior design upgrades.

ACTION > Early involvement included reviewing the architectural plans to create a budget based on the client’s goals and materials. This plan helped to reduce any uncertainty the client had regarding the overall budget. T&G served as an interior design consultant by assisting in the selection of finishes which included a substantial flooring budget of $50,000.

A key challenge was meeting OSHA and AHCA regulations required for the construction of the emergency rooms including special cabinetry, lighting and medical carts. Equally as challenging was the installation of required lead walls and doors for the pharmacy and x-ray rooms. Additionally, in-depth knowledge of unique building codes and processes was required for city/county permitting. T&G, easily secured the approvals for both Miami-Dade County and City of Miami Shores due to their extensive experience with the permitting procedures of each jurisdiction.

RESULTS > Fit-4-Life Weight Loss Medical Center now offers an upscale clinical office within a unique spa-like environment. The client was very pleased with the outcome and the completion date of the project.