College - Author 1

College of Architecture and Environmental Design

Department - Author 1

Construction Management Department

Degree Name - Author 1

BS in Construction Management



Primary Advisor/Subject Matter Expert (SME)

Eric Brinkman, College of Architecture and Environmental Design, Construction Management Department


This project outlines the role of a construction management student in the interdisciplinary development of a hospital in Kampala, Uganda. The Hiinga Organization, an investment fund in Eastern Africa, tasked a team of students to develop a preliminary design and put together construction resources for a new hospital. Hiinga will use these documents, with the preliminary drawings, to gather funding for the actual construction of the building. The interdisciplinary team consisted of an architecture student (Annebel van der Meulen), two architectural engineering students (Abbie Coffing and Lexi Buhr), and two construction management students (Arley Landis and Brett Shank). Van der Meulen focused on the aesthetic and organization of the 15,000-square-meter (150,000 square feet) hospital. Coffing and Buhr analyzed the structural integrity of the building. Shank’s focus was on the cost estimate and constructability of the design during development. Landis’s focus was on the cost and constructability of the complete drawings being handed over to Hiinga. This paper consists of a constructability analysis, a cost estimate, and a schedule to accompany the team’s drawings. The text also explains how the construction of the substructure of the hospital, the adjacent clinic, will provide insight into constructing the hospital.

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