The Eastern Maine Medical Center Modernization Project has reached a milestone as joint venture team members from Cianbro Brasfield & Gorrie have erected the first steel for the eight-story, state-of-the-art hospital building on the EMMC campus. The milestone is especially meaningful for the hospital staff and the public who will now see the building begin to take shape. Meanwhile, joint venture crews will continue to work on foundations, and expect to begin elevated slabs in early summer. The last of the structural steel is scheduled to top out in the fall of 2014. The JV hit the target date right on the money for beginning structural steel. A Cianbro Manitowoc 4100 crane is currently on site at EMMC, with a second Cianbro crane -- a Manitowoc 2250 -- scheduled to arrive in April to fly steel in earnest throughout the summer.
"The start of structural steel is a major milestone for any project as it results only from countless hours of coordination and hard work," said Cianbro Project Manager Joe Campbell. "Our office team members have worked tirelessly behind the scenes seeing the structural steel through fabrication, while our field team has done a great job prepping the site for its on-time installation."
The team wrapped up pile-driving earlier in February, with no big problems for patient care at the hospital despite early concerns about potential noise and vibrations.