- Aug 7, 2018
Proton therapy treatment, the utilization of precisely-controlled beams of protons to destroy a cancerous tumor, is a fast-growing healthcare technology that requires a specialized construction approach.
This technology is gaining popularity due to its ability to target cancer cells without harming healthy cells, and many new centers are being proposed every year worldwide. In 2006, only five centers were active, yet today there are 28 centers operating across the United States—75 in total worldwide with many more under construction.
Construction components of these specialized cancer treatment facilities are multi-faceted with complex MEP requirements that require coordination by an experienced construction team. Gilbane has built five proton therapy facilities with an additional three projects currently in progress. We’ve leveraged this unique experience to compile a guide to the successful coordination of specialized MEP in proton therapy projects.
The guide focuses on the three key areas below across the purchasing, pre-installation and execution phases, to ensure a successful project.
- Step 1: Clarify scope in the purchasing phase through collaboration
- Step 2: Achieve value engineering through proactive pre-installation coordination
- Step 3: Save time through the implementation of quality controls during execution
Click here to read the white paper that details each of the three steps to achieve successful MEP Coordination for Proton Therapy projects.