Overcoming Challenges For a Successful Expansion-Renovation Project

By Kevin Miller and April C. Woods
Health care expansion-renovation projects pose many challenges, including designing a mechanical-electrical-plumbing (MEP) system that integrates existing, renovated and new building components; minimizing construction impacts on operations, revenue and patient care; and scheduling to enable timely commissioning, state licensing inspections and re-occupancy.

SoilFreeze’s Refrigeration Technology Saves Costs During Health Care Construction

SoilFreeze, based in Seattle, provides a unique technology that can reduce time and costs during construction projects. As the only U.S. construction company specializing in ground-freezing technology, SoilFreeze provides services like structural shoring, groundwater cutoff and soil contamination remediation for health care facilities and other commercial buildings.

Commissioners Approve Initial Contract for Lincoln County Medical Center Complex

Lincoln County commissioners announced Nov. 17 plans to move forward with a contract for the construction of the emergency medical services portion (EMS) of the new 10,000-square-foot Lincoln County Medical Center complex in Albuquerque. Albuquerque-based Jaynes Corporation will work as the general contractor and Albuquerque-based Dekker/Perich/Sabatini will be responsible for design.

Samaritan Medical Center Breaks Ground on Cancer Center

A groundbreaking ceremony held Oct. 31 marked the start of construction on the Walker Center for Cancer Care in Watertown. The new 22,000-square-foot facility will provide comprehensive care for local and regional cancer patients.

Mental Health Care Facility Breaks Ground in Sussex County

Before the groundbreaking ceremony took place Nov. 2, a standalone psychiatric facility did not exist in Sussex County. Now, a new $25 million psychiatric hospital in Georgetown is expected to bring 133 jobs as well as crisis care to the people who need it most.