"Our team did an excellent job -- everyone out did themselves," said Project Superintendent Garry Sawtelle. "They got in there, got the job done, on schedule and under budget, with no safety incidents." Garry is talking about the 14,500 square foot fit out of the Pediatrics Oncology and Breast Health Clinic on the third floor suite of the Lafayette Building in Brewer, Maine. Before team members arrived in June of 2012, the suite was primarily a wide-open space that housed a few offices. Now it is a state-of-the art oncology facility, which began treating patients on the very afternoon of the final inspection provided by Maine's Department of Health and Human Services on December 20th.
The project was especially challenging, given the fact that the team had to execute their work in an active hospital setting, where cancer patients received treatment in a fully operational oncology unit on the two floors beneath the jobsite. The setting required the team to meet significant restrictions on noise and dust, among other challenges. Cianbro's team met the restrictions quite successfully, having received no complaints from the medical staff.
Meanwhile, Cianbro self-performed a good portion of the project, including electrical, rough carpentry, access-egress, and infection controls while keeping the jobsite spotless during the entire schedule.
Additional fit out work is scheduled to begin at the Lafayette Building in March of 2013, when Cianbro begins a project to prepare 9,000 square feet on the north side of the third floor for a rheumatology clinic. That work is expected to include even bigger challenges since patients being treated in the newly completed third floor facility on the south side will be on the same floor as the construction crews. Cianbro is already designing plans to ensure that patients will be unaffected by the company's work.