TEMPORARY DENTAL CLINIC
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe was in need of a dental facility to serve the tribe that could also be easily relocated to a permanent location in the future. The building needed to be close to the health administration and clinic buildings that our team had previously installed. Most importantly, the dental clinic had to accommodate the existing government owned dental equipment the tribe had already purchased and which was stored at a nearby warehouse waiting to be installed in the new facility. Additionally, new equipment had to be compatible with the previously purchased equipment.
VESTA provided a 2,100 square foot three chair dental facility for the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe. Throughout the turn-key project, we served as the point of contact for the government from building design to project completion. The design build modular construction was closely managed by VESTA who worked with the modular manufacturer to ensure accurate rough-in locations necessary for all dental equipment. This required our team to coordinate and conduct a thorough inventory of all previously purchased equipment and careful procurement of all remaining dental equipment to complete a functional and productive three chair dental facility.
During the course of the project, Hurricane Sandy devastated the East coast. Utility companies from the region put all new construction projects aside to focus on disaster relief efforts. Our team was extremely diligent with all communications, working with Indian Health Services to provide any and all solutions to overcome the delays. These delays became a chain of events that would affect the progress of the project. With no power or gas connected to the building, major interior work had to be postponed including the flooring and installation of dental equipment. Through constant contact with NSTAR & National Grid, VESTA was able to complete the project and provide the Certificate of Occupancy before the final day of the contract.