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Institutional | DEWBERRY/OKLAND CONSTRUCTION – WESTERN REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER ADDITION Creating New Spaces THE WESTERN REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER’S NEW ADDITION NEARS COMPLETION. BY ALAN DORICH partnered »Dewberry and Okland areaddition for on a 22,000-square-foot the WRMC. A t the Cancer Treatment Centers of America’s (CTCA) Western Regional Medical Center (WRMC) in Goodyear, Ariz., doctors and nurses strive to provide a cure for cancer patients. But, as the number of patients has increased in the past few years, the 213,000-square-foot hospital has outgrown a number of areas in the facility, specifically their Oncology Clinic. Architectural firm Dewberry and construction manager at-risk Okland Construction are working together to meet the hospital and patient’s needs. When finished this December, WRMC will have a 22,000-square-foot addition that will feature 86 new rooms for examination and ancillary services. Okland Project Manager Jordan Schell adds that the addition will have a vertical expansion for the penthouse level on the hospital’s third floor. The project team is also remodeling the WRMC’s existing clinic. WRMC, which opened in 2008, is known as “a destination hospital,” Dewberry Principal David Huey says. He notes it is not unusual for certain patients to travel in excess of 500 miles to receive cancer treatment at the hospital. Dewberry and Okland designed and built the original structure, which has earned acclaim for its ability to deliver efficient, state-of-the-art care. “One of the most frequent comments I hear from patients is about how quickly they are seen and their test results are received,” Huey says. project is 95 »So far, theOkland Projectpercent complete, Manager Jordan Schell says. Up to the Challenges So far, the expansion project is on track, Schell says. “We’re 95 percent along,” he states. “We’re working on finishes now.” Okland has coped well with the project, even under the pressures of a shortened schedule. “We’ve had to accelerate this project by a couple months,” Schell says. This required Okland employees to work double shifts and weekends. Additionally, as the owners made changes to carpets, wall panels and other finishes, Dewberry worked to get the changes to Okland in a timely manner. “Dewberry has been a great partner,” Schell asserts. Huey notes that the design challenges have included creating clear patient circulation paths that avoid sightlines into exam rooms. • Project budget: $7 milli “Minimizing travel distances for on • Location: Goodyear, Ariz patients in a clinic with such a large • Employees: 12 design emplo . footprint and creating a pleasant, nonyee 75 construction employees (varies; 35 to threatening environment required • Project scope: 22,000-s s per week) spending considerable time with expansion of an existing cliquare-foot patients to understand their percepnic tions and preferences,” he says. Dewberry/ land nstr – Western OkegionalCoMeduction R ical Center Addition well »Okland has coped has awith the project, which shortened schedule. 110 CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2012 http://www.CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM

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Construction Today - November/December 2012
Construction Law
Best Practices
Hurricane Sandy
Marketing Strategies
Holcim (US) Inc.
Tampa Tank Inc./Florida Structural Steel
Rockwell Group
IVM Construction Inc.
Millennium Partners – Millennium Place
Paradigm Cos.
W.G. Yates Construction
Regalia Beach Developers LLC – Regalia
Marlyn Development and S.L. Nusbaum Realty – Heritage Forest Apartments
Chas Roberts Air Conditioning
Bellini Williams Island
Beal|Derkenne Construction – The Hub
Cedar Siding Inc.
Nibbi Bros. – Hunters View Phase 1
EllisDon Corp. – Surrey Memorial Hospital Critical Care
Turner Construction – Martin Army Community Hospital
U.S. General Services Administration/VCC – FBI Field Building
The Hayner Hoyt Corp.
Paric Corp.
Rotondo Weirich Enterprises Inc.
Advocate Christ Medical Center and Pepper Construction – Outpatient Pavilion expansion
Shawnee Mission Medical Center – United Excel – Birth Center
National Lutheran Communities & Services – The Village at Rockville/ARCH Consultants Ltd.
Harold O'Shea Builders – Springfield Clinic First North
Dewberry/Okland Construction – Western Regional Medical Center Addition
Kohler Ronan LLC
Graber Post Buildings Inc.
Tooz Construction Inc.
Bombardier Learjet – Facility Expansion
Rock Gaming LLC – Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati
Demar Plumbing Corp.
Metrolina Greenhouse
Rommel Cos.
W.G. Tomko Incorporated Contractors
Continental Contractors
Reliable Contracting Co. Inc.
Graham Construction and Engineering – Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade
J.R. Filanc Construction Co. Inc.
Pulice Construction Inc. – I-10 Prince Road
Ames-Granite – US 36
Tomar Construction
E.E. Cruz/Tully – Bronx-Whitestone Bridge Queens approach
TL Wallace Construction Inc.
CARCON Industries and STL Engineering
Last Look

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