Healthcare and CCRC
Expansion and renovation of the existing main entrance to improve patient and visitor access and to create a more welcoming, comfortable and updated waiting and registration area.
To accommodate continual patient and visitor access to adjacent spaces, the project was broken up into three phases. Phase I consisted of creating and installing the temporary entrance to allow patients and staff to continue to enter and exit the hospital near the existing entrance, while also maintaining the help desk for visitors during construction. Phases II and III included the construction of the single-story addition, renovation work and removal of the temporary entrance built in Phase I.
Renovations included new carpet, porcelain tile, wood plank look vinyl flooring, paint, stone veneer columns and accents, light fixtures and HVAC system. Radiant panels were incorporated into the ceiling to provide heat source when required. New underground work included sanitary utilities for toilet and bathroom fixtures, electrical utilities for floor installed electrical outlets, and plumbing for potential future coffee/snack bar area in the waiting room.
To overcome any challenges on site, careful coordination and review of new work installation took place during regular foremen and project manager meetings. To maintain high safety standards due to construction taking place around and inside occupied patient and common areas, ICRA partitions were utilized to delineate, separate and protect the public from construction activities. Walls were sealed and insulated to prohibit dust migration, minimize odors and reduce sound transmission. Where temporary walls were visible to the public, additional attention was giving to the finishes in an effort to provide a pleasant appearance. Extensive signage was also utilized to direct patients and staff during the construction process, which was reviewed in great detail with the hospital staff.
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