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Gilbane Building Company Installs First-of-its-Kind in the Region Proton Accelerator

Gilbane Building Company is building the Proton Therapy center at Baptist Health South Florida for the Miami Cancer Institute in Miami, Florida. Being introduced as ‘Pete’, a 220 ton breakthrough in cancer care, the equipment traveled nearly 4,700 miles on its transatlantic journey from Belgium. The highly anticipated Proteus PLUS three-gantry room configuration includes next generation pencil beam scanning capability, is the only one of its kind in the region.

Gilbane Building Company's team preps for the new Cyclotron.

Gilbane Building Company’s team preps for the new Cyclotron.

The 70,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility, which includes support spaces for treatment and research, is only one of a handful of proton therapy centers in the country and the first in South Florida.

Construction of the Baptist Health proton therapy center began in March 2015, and included over 15,000 cubic yards of specialized radiation shielding mass concrete which required a great deal of coordination and quality control with execution. Gilbane hired Robins & Morton as the subcontractor for the concrete structure surrounding the proton treatment vaults and equipment.

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Posted June 24, 2016

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