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White Plains Hospital Center, Modernization Program

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Modernizing community hospital

Gilbane provided construction management at-risk services for the modernization program at White Plains Hospital Center. The modernization project was delivered in phases to alleviate any disruption to patient care. The overall goal of the project was to maximize the functionality of space across three contiguous buildings and to improve the aesthetic, resulting in more attractive and functional spaces. Project components included:

  • Addition of a seven-level 50,000 SF wing and renovation of 55,000 SF in order to improve the layout and operation of maternity, medical surgical beds, operating rooms, radiology procedure rooms, central sterile supply, plus an enclosed rooftop mechanical space.
  • Demolition of existing one-story entrance lobby.
  • Reconstruction of the enlarged entrance driveway including new sidewalks, a porte-cochere over the main entrance, and expanded landscaping.
  • Two-story addition replacing the outdated radiology extension. Four-story overbuild existing nuclear medicine in order to provide new family waiting space.
  • Construction of a new elevator and stairway adjacent to the parking garage.
  • Glass-enclosed pedestrian bridge spanning over Davis Avenue and connecting to the new West Addition at the lobby.
  • Renovations to the Davis Avenue Garage in order to provide a separate staff parking entrance and exit. Reconstruction of sidewalks, curbs and pedestrian crosswalks connecting the garage to the Hospital.

One-hour rated sound-damping construction entrances with negative pressure ante-rooms were implemented for dust containment, as well as careful noise control. Constant communication with the hospital and advance warning for noisy works ensured disruption was kept to an absolute minimum. A flexible approach to changing schedules for noisy works was also implemented to suit the hospital and their care requirements. Daily coordination with the existing operating room schedule ensured construction did not negatively affect the hospital surgery case load.

Gilbane performed an existing building energy consumption audit and developed an energy model to compare to code minimums identified through the Energy Conservation Measures (ECM) in order to improve energy efficiency. Gilbane prepared a life-cycle cost analysis for the proposed ECMs and prepared scopes of work, applications, and documentation to receive grants and funding from NYSERDA to address the infrastructure needs of the existing facility.