Temporary Medical Facility
A large urban hospital system was in the process of implementing an aggressive 10-year master building and renovation plan. To be successful, an interim facility was needed to ensure all medical and administrative programs remained in continuous operation. The facility would house all levels of medical and administrative staff displaced during demolition and reconstruction. A permanent, conventionally constructed building was considered. However, due to a restricted site and a limited budget, this option was not feasible. The construction and placement of the interim facility needed to accommodate the limited site area and traffic patterns, which included emergency vehicles and daily traffic congestion at the inner city medical campus.
The hospital selected VESTA because of their experience and proposed solution, which included a single story, L-shaped modular building that complimented the surrounding environment, maintained the flow of the vehicular and pedestrian traffic, and efficiently utilized the restricted site. Although intended to be a temporary building, the modular facility utilized a permanent foundation, which provided a ground level installation and a strong visual integration with adjacent buildings. A freestanding canopy, landscaping and lighting accents enhanced the exterior aesthetics.
Modular construction was an effective solution because it allowed site work to progress concurrently with the fabrication of the modular units, thereby reducing the project schedule. Additionally, modular construction’s versatility allows for the eventual move of the building to another location. After completion of the modular interim facility, the implementation of the master plan continued without disruption to the daily operations of the medical campus.
UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL CLEVELAND
- Customer Name: UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL CLEVELAND
- Project Location: Cleveland, OH
- Building Type(s): Modular Healthcare
- Total Sq. Ft: 12,684
- New or Used Building: New
- Job Type: Lease
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No. Modular buildings, even temporary ones, can be expected to last for decades. Permanent modular buildings may last for generations.
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The best way to understand is to remember that all modular construction is prefabricated, but not all prefabricated construction is modular.
Modular construction typically focuses on the assembly of fully closed or nearly closed modules. “3D volumetric” is also a term used for traditional modular construction. Prefab construction refers to anything pre-built for a building project, including pre-built walls, floors, or ceilings.
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