Swinerton Builders San Francisco: March 05, 2012
Swinerton Celebrates Design-Build Construction Milestone With San Joaquin Community Hospital
March 5th was not a typical day on the San Joaquin Community Hospital Cancer Center jobsite as Swinerton Builders, project partners, and the community took part in a unique celebration that revolved around one of the construction industry's oldest customs, a topping out ceremony. The highlight of the festivities was the hoisting of the final beam into place, bringing this much anticipated facility a step closer to completion.
This 62,000-square-foot, four-story building is designed by one of California's leading architectural firms, BFGC-IBI Group Architects. Housing public areas and two floors for oncology diagnosis and treatment, this medical office building will also include: three linear accelerators, a diagnostic/procedural imaging suite, patient registration areas, a laboratory, ambulatory surgery center with four operating rooms, pre-op and post-op areas, waiting rooms, and a general practitioner family practice suite. The world renowned MD Anderson Cancer Center will provide the programming of the oncology diagnosis and treatment areas.
The new building is being designed and constructed to OSHPD Level 3 standards and will be seeking LEED for Healthcare certification from the USGBC once completed in December 2012. Excellent healthcare begins with exceptional facilities; Swinerton is proud to be building a healthier future for Bakersfield and the surrounding communities.
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