Wednesday, September 18, 2019 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Open to Conference Attendees Only
Maintaining healthcare operations, safety and satisfaction while detonating
Project Executive, Mid-Atlantic Healthcare Core Market Leader, DPR Construction
Healthcare Principal, CDT, HDR
Director, Design & Construction, Inova Health System
Senior Project Manager, DPR Construction
Is it possible to detonate 5556 sticks of dynamite in the center of an active, acute-care hospital campus while maintaining operations, patient safety and satisfaction? In an environment where patients and staff are integral members of the design and construction team, the most disruptive construction activities can be overcome. Scheduled for completion in 2020, the 382,000-sq.-ft. new patient tower on Inova Health System's Loudoun Hospital campus, ranked as one of U.S. News & World Report "Best Hospitals", is the next phase of the $300M master plan expansion of facilities and services. Maintaining an environment conducive to excellence in patient care and safety has been a primary concern for the entire team. Normal construction activities include risks to a healthy and safe environment. Diabase rock, some of the hardest in the world, provided a unique challenge on this site. What could have been a great disruption to the hospital's function, became a 3 p.m. pastime!