New Mex­ico hos­pi­tal gets the job done in 16 weeks

Modern Healthcare - - Construction Digest -

The Havasu Re­gional Med­i­cal Cen­ter, a 138-bed hos­pi­tal in Lake Havasu City, N.M., re­ported that its newly opened 11,200-square-foot, eight­room la­bor and de­liv­ery wing “went from blue­prints to ba­bies” in 16 weeks us­ing the “com­po­nent con­struc­tion” method.

The build­ing was fully built in a cli­mate­con­trolled ware­house, then “strate­gi­cally bro­ken into pieces” that were shipped to the hos­pi­tal, re­con­structed and welded to a “build­ing pier,” ac­cord­ing to an e-mail from a spokes­woman who noted that three ba­bies were de­liv­ered the day the fa­cil­ity opened.

A time-lapse video of the con­struc­tion process, with cranes lift­ing the 45,000-to 65,000-pound pieces into place, is avail­able at sander­linghealth­care.com/timelapse.htm.

The LifePoint Hos­pi­tals fa­cil­ity’s ex­pan­sion pro­ject, orig­i­nally priced at $8.3 mil­lion, con­tin­ues with con­struc­tion now fo­cus­ing on units for in­ten­sive care, pe­di­atrics and wound care.

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