EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT EXPANSION AND RENOVATION
- Project Overview
- Project Details
Lakewood, New Jersey
TOTAL SQUARE FOOTAGE:
20,000 square Feet of interior renovation work and 31,000 square feet of new construction.
Torcon was CM for an expansion and renovation project at Kimball Medical Center that impacted the facility’s emergency department, outpatient services and pre-admission testing. The project consisted 20,000 square feet of interior renovation work and 31,000 square feet of new construction, and was completed in multiple phases to minimize disruptions and inconveniences to Medical Center patients, staff and visitors.
The basic flow of the project was to initially reconfigure two parking areas, build a temporary emergency department entrance and then focus on constructing and completing the new building shell and all interior finishes for the new emergency department addition. Reconfiguring existing parking lots to make room for the new building addition included a new underground storm drainage recharge system and new underground electrical service.
New areas include treatment bays, registration/waiting, ambulance entrance and Psychiatric Emergency Screening Service (PESS) Unit. Torcon constructed the Emergency Department stair and elevator as early as possible to facilitate the movement of patients and staff to other parts of the hospital safely and more efficiently. Completing this area isolated hospital staff from construction personnel as much as possible, thus maintaining a safe construction environment.
When the shell and interior finishes were completed for the emergency department, work commenced for the new outpatient registration/waiting area, PAT/MRI area and radiology. This final element of work was completed in the existing emergency department space.
RMJM Hillier was the architect for the project. Saint Barnabas Health Care System contracted with Granary Associates to act as the Owner’s Representatives.