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High-Profile Focus: Healthcare Facilities Development News

New L+M Cancer Center Opens

TRO JB Architect-Suffolk Construction CM

Celebrating the opening of the new $34.5M L+M Cancer Ctr. were Robin Campot, Bill Seddon, Josh DiGloria, and Ed Tobin of Suffolk Construction; Brenda Bullied and Crista Durand for Lawrence + Memorial Hospital, and Pamela Mace, Scott Mueller, James Newton, and Brian McKenna of TRO JB. Waterford, CT - The Lawrence + Memorial Cancer Center, a new 48,000sf, $34.5 million treatment facility in Waterford, Connecticut, hosted a grand opening September 18 to celebrate the project’s completion. Designed by Boston-based architectural/engineering firm TRO JB and built by Suffolk Construction, the new center was conceived, designed, and built using an innovative development strategy known as integrated project delivery (IPD). The three major parties involved, L+M, TRO JB, and Suffolk, signed a three-party contract in which architect, owner, and construction manager shared both risks and rewards. Completed on schedule and under budget, the L+M Cancer Center is one of

SCI Hospital Projects

Marion, MA - South Coast Improvement Co. (SCI) headquartered in Marion has expanded its services to include hospitals. At Jordan Hospital in Plymouth, SCI provided a complete build-out for the new outpatient spine clinic. The project featured a reception area, new administrative offices, and multiple exam rooms. The architect on the project was Jaca Architects. SCI’s project at Franciscan Hospital in Boston included relocation of the reception desk without ever closing down the entrance lobby–a logistical challenge met by completely constructing the new reception desk off-site and preparing the wiring in advance. Installation was as simple as dropping in the desk and plugging in the electrical. The other innovative component of the project was the millwork, which was designed to be blades of sea grass waving in the breeze. A cloud system was also constructed out of drywall and hung over the new reception desk.

the first healthcare projects in the country to be built using this collaborative model. The new L+M Cancer Center was developed in affiliation with Dana-Farber Community Cancer Care. L+M is the first hospital in Connecticut to affiliate with Dana-Farber, internationally renowned for both research and clinical excellence. staff were already applying Lean principles Lean Principals Govern in their clinical practice, and the Cancer Decision-Making Center project gave them the opportunity Programming, design, and construc- to design and construct a facility that truly tion of the new Cancer Center relied on supported quality care. Lean principles to create an efficient facilSustainable Design ity and achieve cost, quality, and schedule The Cancer Center is one part of targets. Lean principles stress collaboration L+M’s master facility plan, which has been across disciplines and making informed de- developed in conjunction with TRO JB cisions based on broad input. L+M hospital and Suffolk since 2010. The plan outlines

Franciscan Hospital reception area a comprehensive environmental strategy that includes sustainable design. The new Cancer Center features several sustainable design components, including extensive access to natural light, a geothermal system for heating and cooling, and the use of chilled beams to reduce energy costs. L+M expects the building to achieve LEED Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

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High-Profile Monthly: October 2013  

High-Profile Monthly is a facility development trade publication, featuring construction activities in New England. Its readers build and re...

High-Profile Monthly: October 2013  

High-Profile Monthly is a facility development trade publication, featuring construction activities in New England. Its readers build and re...