Medical Construction & Design

SEP-OCT 2014

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8 Medical Construction & Design | September/October 2014 Project News CHANDLER: STEFAN YARISH; KERNERSVILLE VA: LUKE W. THOMPSON Brasfi eld & Gorrie has completed construction of a freestanding emergency department at Carolinas HealthCare System SouthPark in Charlotte, North Carolina. The project, which totaled $17.5 million in construction costs, involved a one-story, 30,000-square-foot freestanding ED, as well as a three- level, 60,000-square-foot parking deck addition. Located adjacent to the medical buildings and urgent care operation at Carolinas HealthCare System SouthPark, the facility includes 14 treatment rooms, two observation rooms, laboratories and a pharmacy. Serving as construction manager, Brasfi eld & Gorrie partnered with architect BBH Design on this project. The team incorporated numerous innovations in the construction of this facility, including the use of building information modeling. Freestanding ED complete at SouthPark Five-story bed tower addition complete at Chandler Regional Medical Center A 171,000-square-foot expansion at Dig- nity Health Chandler Regional Medical Center was recently completed in Ari- zona by the design-build team of Kitchell and Orcutt | Winslow Partnership. The $125-million project began in December 2011 and will add more than 200 new employees. The fi ve-story addition includes 96 inpatient beds; an expanded emergency department with additional patient rooms, four trauma bays, two helipads and an expanded radiology department; expanded surgical services with six new operating rooms and a new and expanded intensive care unit with 32 beds. Final steel beam placed on VA healthcare center in North Carolina The fi nal steel beam on the Depart- ment of Veterans Affairs' new healthcare center in Kernersville, North Carolina was recently installed, fi nishing vertical construction. Completion of the center is targeted for fall 2015. Lend Lease is serving as the project developer, design- builder and long-term property manager. The 375,000-square-foot, four-story healthcare center is designed to obtain LEED Gold status upon project comple- tion and incorporates a holistic approach to sustainability into the design, such as the use of natural light throughout the center. A key feature of the center will be a green roof, allowing veterans to utilize the outdoor space and to socialize between appointments. Topping-out ceremony held for Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center expansion McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. recently topped out on The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center — The Pavilion project in Houston, Texas. The facility is a design-build, horizontal expansion of the Albert B. and Margaret M. Alkek Hospital in the Texas Medical Center. The scope of the pavilion project adds an additional 185,000 square feet to the hospital. The pavilion will be an eight-story facility with basement, which will inter- face and be interconnected with the Alkek Hospital and the Lutheran Hospi- tal buildings. The pavilion will contain eight diagnostic imaging rooms, six operating rooms, surgical waiting rooms and the expansion of perioperative support services — sterile supply and sterile processing. Additionally, it will act as the new entrance lobby and covered driveway for the entire hospital. The project began in the spring of 2013 and is scheduled for comple- tion in late 2015. The project architect is HKS, Inc. of Dallas. Department of Veterans Affairs' new healthcare center in Kernersville, North Carolina. MD Anderson Cancer Center

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