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Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU Children's
Pavilion

HCD 10

BUILDING PROFESSIONAL

B E C KY O L S O N
LEED AP, project manager, Skanska USA
(Richmond, Va.)
Born and raised in northeast Nebraska, Olson
graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a
bachelor's degree in construction management. Now with
more than 20 years of construction experience in Nebraska,
North Carolina, and Virginia, she currently oversees multiple
Virginia-based projects for Skanska, primarily in healthcare
and research laboratories. One of her latest accomplishments
is the completion of the Children's Hospital of Richmond at
Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Children's Pavilion in Richmond, Va., the largest outpatient facility dedicated to pediatrics in the region. Opened in March 2016, the
640,000-square-foot building features four stories below grade and 11 above,
consolidating most of the hospital's outpatient services under one roof. Olson
led the interiors package, cost management, and final financial closeout of the
project.
WHO SHE IS:

YEAR IN REVIEW: The complexities of the VCU project ran deep, starting with
the requirement to demolish an underground parking deck attached to a fully operational existing hospital. Furthermore, the site itself was in a densely
populated urban locale: to its left, a bustling college campus with a sensitive research facility; to its right, City Hall; and across the street, the governor's mansion and state capitol. Olson successfully managed the complex, multiphase
guaranteed maximum price project ($140 million total construction cost).
This included managing the client's owner direct purchasing program, which

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saved $1.7 million on the project, and an early
material procurement program, which secured
95 percent of materials by the time construction was 55 percent complete. Olson also worked
as a mentor to Lindsey Davis of Davis Brothers
Construction, a minority business partner on
the project, to help build her knowledge in project management. "Becky took the time to teach
me how to read drawings as well as help me gain
a better understanding of estimating and scheduling. She has been a great example of how to
be professional and authoritative in this maledominated industry," Davis says. Olson also
gives back to the communities where she lives
and works. Over the past year, she's dedicated
her time to the small town of Princeville, N.C.,
which is rebuilding after devastating flood damage from Hurricane Matthew in October 2016.
Olson has traveled to the town weekly to attend
city meetings and planning sessions, providing
valuable input on construction activities and
helping to outline a clear path forward.
WHAT'S NEXT: Over the next 12 months, Olson
will finish the Longwood University Student
Center in Farmville, Va., where she's managing
a unique exterior finishes package to blend with
the campus' Jeffersonian architecture. She is also
providing program management for the Capitol Crossing Phase 1 project in Washington D.C.,
developing and managing the bid packages for
the Carilion/Virginia Tech Health Science and
Technology project. She continues her work as
advocate/adviser for the town of Princeville on
rebuilding efforts and fundraising opportunities.

MICHAEL STAVARIDIS

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Healthcare Design - September 2017

Healthcare Design - September 2017
Contents
Editorial
The HCD 10
From the Publisher
Class Project
5 Strategies for Ambulatory Facility Planning
Making Room for Wound Care
First Look
Breath of Fresh Air
Engineering Winds of Change
Product Spotlight Wayfinding
The Center
Face Time
HCD Expo 2017
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Healthcare Design - September 2017 - Editorial
Healthcare Design - September 2017 - The HCD 10
Healthcare Design - September 2017 - From the Publisher
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Healthcare Design - September 2017 - Class Project
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Healthcare Design - September 2017 - 5 Strategies for Ambulatory Facility Planning
Healthcare Design - September 2017 - Making Room for Wound Care
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