DAYTON, Ohio — Miami Valley Hospital recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the official completion of the new 484,000 square foot Southeast Addition, a project on which Skanska Shook served as the construction manager.
Designed by NBBJ on behalf of Premier Health Partners, the $150 million addition was built by a joint venture of Skanska USA and Shook Construction, using prefabrication construction for the entire mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) portion of the project.
The 11-story tower is located east of the Miami Valley Hospital’s Shaw Emergency and Trauma Center and connected via pedestrian bridge. With 178 patient rooms, the facility serves as a comprehensive heart center featuring imaging services, cardiac testing, cardiac catheterization labs and heart surgery suites. The construction includes future capacity for 72 additional private patient rooms, a new patient/visitor entry lobby, two levels of underground parking, overhead pedestrian connectors and a loading dock.
The tower is the first major hospital construction project in the U.S. to use prefabrication methods for all mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) installation. The corridors of each of the tower’s three wings were prefabricated in three separate phases in a warehouse two miles from the site and then installed. Phase one entailed fabrication of the corridor rack modules that make up all overhead MEP services. The second phase involved construction of bathroom pods, which were built as six-sided studwall structures (five walls + ceiling) in the warehouse, complete with the installation of all MEP services.
The final phase encompassed 10-foot tall by 12-foot long patient room headwalls/footwalls with MEP services that were also built in the warehouse and shipped to site.
The Miami Valley Hospital Heart Tower has applied for LEED silver certification.