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PACU Expansion and New MRI Unit Salem Hospital

An outside courtyard in the middle of the hospital, directly adjacent to the patient registration area and surrounded by glass curtainwall on four sides, was converted into a construction zone. Primary access to the work site was through the main corridor leading from the hospital’s main entrance on Davenport Level 4. Intially, the glass curtainwall on levels 4 and 5 was removed and replaced with wood framing and plywood sheathing to isolate the construction area. Due to the conditions below grade (fracutred ledge and boulders discovered during excavation), an extensive amount of overexcavation was necessary. Both the excavated material and replacement structual fill had to be transported through the access corridor, requiring off hours and weekend work. The structural steel erection and concrete placement was also challenging due to the interior location. Following the completion of the new MRI unit on Level 4 and the new PACU on Level 5, phased renovations to the adjoining areas, as well as renovations to operating rooms, were completed over an extended period that was interupted by an eight month work stoppage due to COVID-19. As the construction manager, DeIulis Brothers used its own crews to complete the excavation and concrete work, as well as the selective demoltion and carpentry work on the project.

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Project Summary
New construction of a two-level infill building in an interior couryard area to house an expanded PACU and a new MRI

  • Contract Value: $7.6 MM
  • Completion Date: December, 2020
  • Owner:Salem Hospital / Mass General Brigham
  • Architect: H|AI Architecture