Why must owners pay large architectural, engineering, and management fees to determine the cost or lease rate of their building programs? One does not pay a design-fee when purchasing a piece of imaging equipment or an automobile. Couldn’t owners have a less cumbersome method of determining the cost or lease rate of their new medical facilities? BBL feels that owners should have a more streamlined approach and has created a unique delivery system, Practice-Ready®, to address this issue.
BBL Medical Facilities is product-driven, performance-based and has completed over 2-billion dollars worth of new facility and renovation building programs. Over 5 million square feet of these projects have been ambulatory care centers, ambulatory surgery centers, clinics, medical office buildings, and many specialty programs.
The labor and material quantities required to develop these facilities have been assembled into one large database. These quantities have also been categorized into 36 distinct project types. With this data, BBL is able to accurately determine the labor and material quantities required to design and build the different types of programs on a per-square-foot basis. By utilizing local labor rates and material costs of a specific geographic location, we are able to calculate and “guarantee” the cost or lease rate to develop a medical facility on any desired site location nationwide.
Our database is called Practice-Ready® and is the foundation of BBL’s single-source development approach. The Practice-Ready® Delivery System has been specifically created for entities that wish to avoid the uncertainties and inherent pitfalls of planning, designing, building, and/or leasing a medical facility. In a very short period of time, and at the earliest phase of project development, BBL provides its clients with the following upfront “guarantees”:
Practice-Ready® is a tried and proven development approach. It takes the guesswork out of building program development. It is a revolutionary format that is based on predictability and guarantees. Owners no longer have to pay traditional, large upfront fees to determine the cost or lease rate of their building programs.