WORLDWIDE LEADERS IN
PARTICLE THERAPY ENGINEERING
For 20 years, BR+A has specialized in the development of Particle Therapy Facilities, domestically and internationally, resulting in over 3,000,000 SF of proton space designed and constructed.
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We collaborate directly with many of the leading proton and carbon manufacturers to assist them in developing new and/or updated Engineering Technical Documents based on BR+A’s significant particle therapy experience. Our familiarity with how to deliver these highly complex facilities, combined with an in depth knowledge of the technical requirements of the proton equipment operating systems, uniquely positions our firm as the worldwide engineering leader in the design and delivery of very specialized and complex cancer treatment facilities.
OUR EXP. BY THE NUMBERS
20 20+ 3MIL3MIL + 6060+ 15 15 25 +
YEARS OF PARTICLE THERAPY DESIGN
BR+A DESIGNED FACILITIES
20 + 60 315MIL + 60 25 + 15 20 25 3MIL + 60 COUNTRIES WORLDWIDE
OPEN + TREATING PATIENTS
SQ FT DESIGNED + COMPLETED
WHAT IS PARTICLE THERAPY? Isn’t a particle therapy system just like a big linac? Both systems make radiation for treating cancer, so don’t the same design rules apply? While both systems are used to treat cancer, useful corollaries between design for linacs and for particle therapy systems end there. Facility design for particle therapy tends to look more like a cross between medical and scientific design, rivaling in complexity that of a power plant, rather than a traditional healthcare project.
PARTICLE THERAPY SERVICES OFFERED
FIRE PROTECTION ENGINEERING
TECHNOLOGY SYSTEMS DESIGN
LIGHTING SYSTEMS DESIGN
FACILITY SYSTEM COMMISSIONING
PARTICLE THERAPY FACILITY DESIGN
FACILITY SYSTEM COMMISSIONING
BR+A core Particle Therapy Engineering Services offering provides custom design of Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Low Voltage, and Lighting design. As part of this service BR+A will work with the facility owner to assess the facility cost to operate and ensure that all strategies to make the facility as robust and reliable as possible, while economical to operate, are considered.
BR+A’s in-house Commissioning Group (BR+A Cx) has the ability to provide Fundamental Building Commissioning and start-up testing services for the mechanical and electrical equipment systems directly supporting the proton operational system. BR+A Cx has provided services on 10 proton centers nationwide and understand the importance of a timely delivery to allow for the proton equipment installation process to begi
Not only do we understand how to implement the unique requirements of proton therapy vendors, we also know what requirements and systems will have an impact on long term system stability and performance. BR+A works to properly plan for, and mitigate, future risks.
BR+A Cx brings valuable lessons learned from other facilities and they work hand-in-hand wit the construction team to achieve a successfu Ready for Equipment Installation (RFEI) date.
Achieving a successful RFEI date is essential to meet the first patient treatment date.
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With BR+A’s addition of James DeFilippi, the team has increased its capability to provide valuable input into early business planning and project evaluation. James has established himself as a subject-matter expert in proton therapy; a frequent speaker at national conferences; regularly provides input to radiation oncology clinicians, health system admin, project developers, etc.; and active with the National Association for Proton Therapy. James’ experience in developing and starting up proton centers allows for many lessons learned to be brought into the early planning stages of a proton therapy project. He has worked hand-in-hand with clinicians, which allows him to bring valuable perspective to the table during early feasibility and project design, augmenting any existing proton therapy experience within the clinical institution. BR+A is also able to provide support in proton therapy delivery technology evaluation and selection, as well as contracting.
PARTICLE THERAPY SERVICES OFFERED
PROTON THERAPY SUBJECT MATTER EXPERTISE, PROJECT EVALUATION + PROJECT MANAGEMENT
PARTICLE THERAPY VENDOR COLLABORATION
PARTICLE THERAPY VENDOR INTERFACE DESIGN Our experience has given us a comprehensive knowledge of how systems perform after years of use, and what impact building systems have on project cost, system reliability and performance, directly impacting a vendor’s cost to provide long term maintenance and operations of their proton therapy system. This knowledge has led several major equipment manufacturers to contact us to create or refine their facility interface documents, resulting in end users having an easier time implementing proton vendor requirements. This has resulted in fewer RFIs and change requests, and an overall lower cost to implement vendor requirements. Interface design support helps to lower cost of procurement and ensure system performance.
A GLANCE AT OUR PORTFOLIO
FACILITIES CURRENTLY TREATING PATIENTS OR N
Cincinnati Children’s / UC Health, Proton Therapy Center Cincinnati, OH | USA
University Hospital of Halle, New Proton Center Halle, Germany
ProHEALTH, New York Proton Center New York, NY | USA
Cairo Children’s Hospital Proton Therapy Center Cairo, Egypt Penn Medicine, The Roberts Proton Therapy Center Philadelphia, PA | USA
ProCure, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Proton Therapy Seattle, WA | USA
MD Anderson Cancer Center, Proton Therapy Center (PTC1) + Expansion (PTC2) Houston, TX | USA University of Alabama at Birmingham, UAB Proton Center Birmingham, AL | USA
Proton International, South Florida Proton Therapy Institute Delray Beach, FL | USA
Clinica Universidad de Navarra Proton Center Madrid, Spain
Gulf International Cancer Center, New Proton Facility Abu Dhabi, UAE
Singapore Institute of Advanced Medicine, Proton Center Singapore
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Hefei Ion Medical Center Proton Treatment Center nhui Province, China
Hong Kong Sanatorium and Hospital, Proton Therapy Center Happy Valley, Hong Kong
Australian Bragg Centre for Proton Therapy Adelaide, Australia
OUR GLOBAL PARTICLE FOOTPRINT
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Philadelphia Washington, DC St. Louis Charlotte Charleston
BR+A is a global engineering firm that embraces challenging projects for organizations whose work makes a difference in people’s lives and the world. We engineer responsive, high-performing buildings where people and ideas thrive. Founded in 1975, BR+A creates state-of-theart facilities by providing tightly integrated and coordinated engineering design services that touch every aspect of the built environment. These include MEP/FP systems design, sustainability consulting, building commissioning, infrastructure design, master planning, and more. Whether it’s a small, quick-turn assignment or complex, large-scale project, BR+A is hands-on from inception to construction completion.
SCIENCE + TECHNOLOGY
FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:
MICHAEL FAHEY Managing Principal–New York Particle Therapy Team Leader o. 646.205.7289 | m. 347.752.2364 email@example.com
JAMES DeFILIPPI PMP Proton Subject Matter Advisor o. 646.205.7254 | m. 770.364.0000 firstname.lastname@example.org
MARTINA BOTTURI Associate Principal Particle Therapy Engineer o. 646.205.7381 | m. 347.200.8978 email@example.com
BR+A CONSULTING ENGINEERS