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Institutional | SWINERTON BUILDERS – SAN JOAQUIN COMMUNITY HOSPITAL CANCER CENTER « The SJCH Cancer Center was designed and built to meet LEED for Healthcare criteria. Healthy and Green THE SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY IS EXPECTED TO BENEFIT FROM A NEW CANCER CENTER. BY STACI DAVIDSON S an Joaquin Community Hospital (SJCH) estimates that Kern County, Calif., has one of the highest cancer rates of any region in the state or nation. The SJCH Cancer Center is the county’s first hospital-based comprehensive center with new radiation oncology, medical oncology and outpatient surgery center – all under one roof. In addition, not only will the facility improve the health and care of local patients, it has been constructed to limit its environmental impact and is highly efficient. Work on it began in mid-2011 and opened this month. The design/build partnership consisted of BFGC-IBI Group Architecture Planning and Swinerton Builders. “Design/build gives a big advantage to owners because the project has a single source of responsibility,” Swinerton Project Executive Brendan Bloom explains. “It also is an integrated approach. Input about the project is collaborated on long before the work is done.” Many of the facility’s users were involved in the design and Swinerton’s team often met with the cancer center team to ensure it was meeting the hospital’s needs. “We had an official meeting at least once a week with the center’s team, but we met informally almost every day just to check in with each other,” Bloom says. SJCH had worked with BFGC-IBI Group Architecture Planning on a previous project, so the hospital contacted the firm again for this facility. 120 CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2013 BFGC-IBI contacted Swinerton Builders’ San Francisco office to conduct the design/build contracting work. Efficient Use of Resources Swinerton managed the SJCH Cancer Center as design/build, but it is also an OSHPD 3 project. OSHPD is California’s Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development, which sets the standards and criteria for hospitals and surgery centers. Swinerton was required to meet OSHPD standards to construct the medical facility in addition to criteria required for LEED certification under the USGBC’s new healthcare guidelines. “This is a OSHPD 3 because the fourth floor has an acute surgery center,” Bloom explains. “The client also wanted to meet the LEED for Healthcare criteria to demonstrate their commitment to sustainability, so this is a very energy-efficient and resource-efficient facility. “With the systems it has in place, it does not use an abundant amount of energy or water,” he continues. “One major aspect is its use of a variable refrigerant flow mechanical system.” ‘A Great Boon’ Doctors and hospital staff began using the cancer center in January, Bloom says. It houses public areas and two floors for oncology diagnosis, http://www.CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM

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Construction Today - January/February 2013
Case Studies
Best Practices
Business Management
Green Construction
Construction Materials
Consigli Construction – Wat Nawamintararachutis NMR Meditation Center Thai Buddhist Temple
The Michaels Organization – University Student Living
Clark Builders – The Mustard Seed
JC Beal Construction Inc.
Plaza Construction – ENV
Regalia Beach Developers LLC – Regalia
Batson-Cook Construction – SkyHouse Orlando
Billingsley – Cypress Water Dallas
Jon M. Hall Co.
Pratt Homebuilders
John Moriarty and Associates – Charlesview Residences at Brighton Mills
Daikin America – Plant Expansion Project
Morton Buildings
MSI General Corp.
ClearSpan Fabric Structures
TOPCOR Companies LLC
Coatings Unlimited Inc.
Brencal Contractors Inc.
Del’s Construction Co. Inc. – Cambria Production Facility Expansion
Paric Corp.
Archer Western – Consolidated Courts Complex
Tishman Construction
McCarthy Building Cos. – Mercy Hospital Joplin
University of Maryland Medical System – Trauma Center Expansion
Swinerton Builders – San Joaquin Community Hospital Cancer Center
The Lemoine Company – Lafayette General Medical Center expansion
L.F. Driscoll – Temple University
P. Agnes
FIP Construction Inc.
National Lutheran Communities and Services – The Village at Rockville
Carothers Construction Inc. – Special Operations Command South Headquarters
The Hillman Group
Taylor Woodstone
Tooz Construction Inc.
Woolley’s Classic Suites
Structure Tone – Novo Nordisk Inc. North American headquarters
Gilbane Building Co. – Potawatomi Bingo Casino hotel
Pacific Building Group
Denark Construction – Owensboro-Daviess County Convention and Events Center
Traylor Bros. Inc.
Bobcat Contracting LLC
Reliable Contracting Co. Inc.
Union County and KemperSports – Galloping Hill Golf Course Clubhouse and Learning Center
E.L. Robinson Engineering
INDOT: 1-69 Corridor
Palmetto Corp
Monroe Tractor
Wood's CRW Corp.
Last Look

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