WOBURN, Mass. — Tocci Building Companies, The S/L/A/M Collaborative and UMass Memorial Health Care, recently received High Honors at the Boston Society of Architects’ “Healthcare Facilities Design Awards” for its design excellence pertaining primarily to aesthetics and functionality on the Marlborough Hospital Cancer Center. Notably, this is the first healthcare project completed in New England utilizing Integrated Project Delivery.
The Marlborough Hospital Cancer Center development had a total cost of $12.7 million and included a new 14,000-square-foot cancer treatment wing, linear accelerator for radiation oncology, CT simulator for diagnostic imaging and outpatient medical oncology services.
Installation of the linear accelerator and CT scanner required intense coordination and precise craftsmanship as the tolerances of sophisticated laser-guided equipment are very low. To prevent any unintended radiation exposure, a vault with 6-foot-thick concrete walls was built, along with a 4.5 ton steel door to house the LINAC. The LINAC also had many accessory components with its own electrical needs. Advanced BIM techniques were used to coordinate the specialized mechanical and electrical systems to service the linear accelerator vault.