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Making A Bigger Footprint The $80 million expansion of Huntington Memorial Hospital will more than double its capacity. « Institutional | TOWER CONSTRUCTION – HUNTINGTON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL EXPANSION HUNTINGTON’S EXPANDED ER DEPARTMENT WILL MEET CURRENT AND FUTURE NEEDS. BY LIBBY JOHN population increase, as well as the demands of area residents, led Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena, Calif., to approve an $80 million expansion to its emergency room department to 40,000 square feet, more than double its capacity. The project will increase the number of beds from 22 to 55, as well as add 32,000 square feet of shelled space for future expansion, Huntington Director of Design and Construction David Hamedany says. The project began in January 2009, and is scheduled for completion in mid-2012. It is currently in its second phase, which is scheduled to be completed in January 2011. The second phase consists of the actual expansion of the existing facility, Hamedany explains. “We are expanding the current footprint of the existing ER department to allow for additional rooms,” he describes. Phase one, which was finished in November 2008, involved site development, including expanding and rerouting Fairmount – a local road – relocating underground utilities and bringing infrastructure to the new expansion. It also prepared the existing site conditions for the construction of the new expansion. Phase three will involve renovating the existing facility, and phase four will include modifying the rooms and installing medical equipment such as CT scans, imaging and radiology, Hamedany explains. Tower Construction • Cost: $80 million • Location: Pasadena, Calif. • Scope: ER expansion The Right Fit Huntington Hospital had to issue two requests for proposals before selecting Tower General Contractors for the project. “In the first round, we experienced high cost in the proposals, so we had to go out and select a [smaller] contractor,” Hamedany says. “The first round was bigger because it was Tier I companies – [their bids were higher] because of the way they’re structured and [how] they complete projects. They tend to be more expensive. “With smaller tier [companies], there is a smaller overhead and they are more suitable to phase and complete projects,” he continues. “It is just a matter of getting the right contractor for the job.” Tower is based in Sun Valley, Calif., and has been in operation for almost 25 years. It performs work in the healthcare, retail, defense, industrial, education and entertainment marDECEMBER 2009 CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM Material Delivery Most of the materials for the Huntington Memorial expansion project were purchased locally, but its 500-pound, 3,212-linear-foot heavy-duty steel column beams were manufactured in Luxembourg, by Arcelor Mittal, the only manufacturer that can produce steel of this size. Other challenges of purchasing steel from Europe include coordination between inspection at the L.A. port, the manufacturing facility “We have the full support and are working well with [the state agency], and I foresee this project being completed on time and on budget.” –David Hamedany, director of design and construction for Huntington in Fontana and delivery to Pasadena. This process involved good communication between inspectors, Tower and the manufacturing facility – Roscoe Steel – during steel delivery and manufacturing. http://www.CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM

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Construction Today - December 2009
2010 Construction Forecast
Special Focus
Product Showcase: Hand Tools
F&R Construction Group Inc.
Suffolk Construction: Met 2
Weitz Co.: Solaris at Crossroads
Chance Construction Co.
Allied Building Products Corp.
Bird Construction Co. Inc.: Condado Vanderbilt Hotel
Broccolini Construction Inc.: EDC Headquarters
CJ Pink Ltd.
Cobra Corporate Management Inc.
DDRM: The St. Regis Deer Crest Resort
Q.B. Construction
T.N. Ward Co.
EllisDon: North Park Quad Pad Arena
REIG Capital
Blumenfeld Development Group & Forrest City Ratner – East River Plaza
Clark Construction: Michigan International Speedway
Morton Buildings Inc.
Triangle Associates Inc.: The Gallery on Fulton
Vogel Bros. Building Co.
Walsh Construction: Mercy Corps.
Wasatch Advantage Group: San Tropez
Profitable Contractor
John W. Danforth Co.
Shore Environmental LLC
S.T. Wooten
American Civil Constructors Inc.
Archer Western: I-75/I-475 Reconstruction
Cleland Site Prep Inc.
Delaware DOT: Indian River Inlet Bridge
Goodfellow Bros. Inc.
International Construction Equipment Inc.
Kiewit Pacific Co.: SR 519 – Seattle Intermodal Access Project
Plaza Construction Corp.
B. Gottardo Construction Ltd.
Bergmann Associates: Walkway Over The Hudson
Craig Olden Inc.
G.M. Sipes Construction Inc.
Idaho Sand & Gravel Co.: Ten- Mile Interchange
J.F. White
Malcom Drilling Co. Inc.
Mid Eastern Buildings Inc.: Southampton Wastewater Treatment Plant
Minnesota Department of Transportation: I35W Crosstown/ Urban Partnership
Nicholson Construction Co.
Papich Construction Co. Inc.: Route 46 Expansion Project
Tilcon New York Inc.: Interstate
Tyam Excavation and Shoring Ltd.
W.C. English Inc.: U.S. 321
West Electric Corp.
Industry Trends
Turner Construction Co.: Eastern High School
Gafcon Inc.: Carlsbad High School Modernization Project
DASNY: Gouverneur Healthcare Services
Stuart Olson: University of Lethbridge Markin Hall
University of Houston Student Housing
HDR Architecture Inc.
Marshall-Lee Construction Corp.
RA-LIN & Associates
Suffolk Construction: Boston Renaissance Charter School
Suffolk Construction: FIU School of International and Public Affairs
Swinerton Builders
Tower Construction: Huntington Memorial Hospital expansion
Absher Construction Co.: Chief Sealth High School and Denny International Middle School
Bird Construction
Casey Middle School
Cedar Ridge High School
Clark: Lowell Reception Center
Gilbane/Banks Joint Venture: Coppin State University
Hensel Phelps Construction Co.: FORSCOM/USARC New Headquarters
Shaw Construction: Mesa State College Student Center
Shiel Sexton: Butler University
SpawGlass Contractors Inc.: Austin Community College Rio Grande Campus Parking Garage
Stuart Olson: New Edmonton Remand Centre
The Christman Co.
Turner Construction Co
Weddle Construction Ltd.
Construction Coach
Polimeni International
Greenpark Homes
Kite Realty Group Trust: Eddy Street Commons at NotreDame
Construction Law
Centerpoint Builders
Last Look: DANSY

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