Work on this project involved the complete demolition of two existing operating rooms to create a single Hybrid OR. This type of room provides an environment in which more than one service can occur simultaneously. In this case, the additional service provided is live imaging during a procedure. The space is lead-lined and can support open heart procedures.
This project was challenging because the other 17 operating rooms remained full-functional during construction. To control noise and air quality, we removed a third-story window and erected scaffolding to allow access through a temporary door. Scope also included a great deal of structural, mechanical and electrical work below the OR, which was a two-story clerestory lobby. We constructed 18-ft-tall scaffolding to accommodate this portion of the project.