The Havasu Regional Medical Center, a 138-bed hospital in Lake Havasu City, Ariz., reported that its newly opened 11,200-square-foot, eight-room labor and delivery wing “went from blueprints to babies” in 16 weeks using the “component construction” method.
Arizona hospital gets the job done in 16 weeks
The building was fully built in a climate-controlled warehouse, then “strategically broken into pieces” that were shipped to the hospital, reconstructed and welded to a “building pier,” according to an e-mail from a spokeswoman who noted that three babies were delivered the day the facility opened.
A time-lapse video of the construction process, with cranes lifting the 45,000- to 65,000-pound pieces into place, is available at sanderlinghealthcare.com/timelapse.htm.
The LifePoint Hospitals facility's expansion project, originally priced at $8.3 million, continues with construction now focusing on units for intensive care, pediatrics and wound care.
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