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relies on »Haskell deliverits experience a complex healthcare project. Institutional | HASKELL CO. – SCRIPPS PROTON THERAPY CENTER Expertise Required »The Scripps Protoncrane Therapy Center’s is erected on-site. edical technology is progressing all the time, and one of the most advanced technologies for cancer treatment now being installed in several locations across the United States is proton therapy, which is used to treat solid cancerous tumors. As the name suggests, the treatment requires aiming a stream of protons at a tumor, and this requires the latest in cyclotron technology. Proton treatment is • Construction cost: Approx. $50 million used to treat certain types of • Location: San Diego tumors, such as prostate, brain • Employees on site at peak: 180 and pediatric cancers, without • Scope: Design/build of a proton cancer damaging the healthy tissue treatment center surrounding the tumor. Shielding that flow of protons requires massive thicknesses of concrete in walls up to 16 feet. –Steve Meek, senior project manager The concrete and meeting the requirements of the highly specialized equipment that would be installed in the Scripps Proton Therapy Center in Mira Mesa, Calif. were some of the challenges for the Haskell Co., which is providing design/build services for the project. “Coordinating and understanding the proton equipment vendors’ requirements and designing the building around their equipment is crucial,” emphasizes Steve Meek, senior project manager of Haskell Design Build. “So once it’s here, it fits and it works correctly. There’s so many bits and pieces of what they need to interface with their equipMany checks and ment that demanded a lot of time and coordination from both the balances are required for complex electrical conduit. designers and the construction guys to make sure it all worked properly and maintaining that interaction during the construction. It’s much more complex than many types of facilties in that regard.” The Scripps Proton Therapy Center – which is owned by California Proton Treatment Center LLC – will be operated by Scripps Health under the medical direction of the Scripps Clinic Medical Group. It will feature 103,000 square feet of administrative, clinical, diagnostics and treatment areas, along with one proton particle beam accelerator cyclotron, two fixed-beam rooms and three rotational beam gantries. Construction began in August 2010, and the first patients are scheduled to be treated in March 2013. M BUILDING A SPECIALIZED CANCER TREATMENT CENTER REQUIRES VAST EXPERIENCE. BY RUSS GAGER Haskell Co. – Scripps Proton Therapy Center “It’s much more complex than many types of facilties.” « In the Mix The center has a cast-in-place concrete foundation with high-density shielding concrete for the treatment wing. The other two wings of the building – where clinical and administrative offices and diagnostic testing equipment are located – are structural steel frame. The two-story 36 CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2011 http://www.CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM

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Construction Today - October/November 2011
Energy Efficiency
Green Building
Executive Perspective
Best Practices
Bernards Construction – El Capitan High School
Bogner Construction Co. – College of Wooster Scot Center
Jean McClung Middle School
Hellas Sports Construction
The Walsh Group – NOAA Pacific Regional Headquarters
Haskell Co. – Scripps Proton Therapy Center
Robert A. Bothman Inc. – Stockton Unified School District
JE Dunn – Energy Systems Integration Facility
Rosendin Electric – AVUHSD Solar Project
Ratcliff Construction Company – Crossroads Church
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Flintco Pacific – Calaveras County Adult Detention Facility
Lee Lewis Construction – Angelo State University’s Plaza Verde Student Housing
Manhattan Construction – First Baptist Church of Dallas
Market & Johnson – Eau Claire County Courthouse project
McTech Corp – 97th Military Police Battalion Headquarters
Parkland Health & Hospital System
RBC Construction
Central Building and Preservation – Randolph Tower City Apartments
Scaparotti Construction Group
Trinity Properties – Trinity Place
Advanced Real Estate Services
Lawrence B. Wohl Inc./Wohl Diversified Services
TN Ward and Commercial Interiors – Maryland Live
ASX Construction – Parc Lafayette
Bayland Buildings Inc.
Dependable Mechanical Systems
New Dawn Developments
DSLD Homes
Aquilini Development and Construction Inc.
Cobalt Construction – Meta Housing
Lifestyle Communities
Pratt and Associates LLC
Miramonte Homes
MP J.J. Duffy Joint Venture/Pathway Senior Living LLC – Victory Centre Vernon Hills
Woodland Homes
Aecom/Inima Joint Venture – Hialeah, Fla., Water Treatment Plant
MWH Constructors – Austin Water Treatment Plant No. 4
Pepper-Lawson Construction – Missouri City Surface Water Treatment Plant
MWH Constructors – AWT Improvements
Blount Contracting Inc.
Harbor Offshore Services
Cruz Construction Inc.
Humble Construction
Nova-Con Projects Ltd.
Trimen Electric
EllisDon Corp. – Atlantic Region
EllisDon Corp. – St. Joseph's Regional Mental Health Care
Focus Equities
Intercom Services Immobiliers
George Brown College – New Waterfront Campus
Seaside Transportation Services
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