A.P. Construction, a construction management and general contracting firm, based in Stamford Connecticut, is currently rebuilding and adding on to the White Plains Hospital in White Plains, NY, just north of New York City. This marks the second project that the company has completed for the hospital.
This $20 million project involves the construction of a new 38,000 square-foot office building adjacent to the existing Dickstein Cancer Treatment Center located on the hospital campus, and significantly overhauling the first floor, front lobby and façade of the cancer treatment center itself. Currently on schedule and expected to be completed in the fall of 2015, this six-story building will connect on three levels to the cancer center and more than double the size of the hospital’s cancer facility to 70,000 square feet.
Additional work includes new examination and treatment rooms, offices, conference rooms, restrooms and amenities spaces. A new pharmacy will be constructed in the basement of the new medical office building. The project will feature a new two-story structural glass vestibule and a suspended porte-cochere, and landscaped areas surrounding the project. An existing four-story brick building was removed from the site at the location of the new structure.
Space constraints and logistics are a few of the more challenging aspects of this project, according to Nick Everett, executive vice president of A.P. Construction. “It’s a fairly large hospital,” Everett says. “Obviously, we are impacting them in terms of traffic, parking and working during the hospitals 24/7 operations, but with our careful pre-construction and site logistics planning, the construction is going smoothly.”
Over the past 20 years, A.P. Construction has completed over $100 million in healthcare construction projects in Connecticut and New York. All of their employees who work on healthcare projects are Certified Healthcare Constructors (CHC). This certification qualifies you as highly-capable and shows that you understand the attention to detail necessary for optimal patient care.
A.P. Construction’s previous project completed for White Plains Hospital entailed a $2.1 million, 16,000-square-foot physical therapy and rehabilitation outpatient facility in Rye Brook, NY. Also in Westchester County, the company completed a 31,000-square-foot, $3.3 million renovation for Northern Westchester Hospital at Chappaqua Crossing in Chappaqua, NY and a $6.7 million project constructing 50,000 square feet of medical office space for WestMed in Rye, NY.
Specializing in hospital renovations, outpatient care facilities, and special needs housing for the elderly, A.P. Construction has completed a diverse range of projects that include intensive care units, operating rooms, clinical laboratories, cardiovascular care units, central processing areas, and post anesthesia care units. The company’s construction management services for healthcare work typically includes: budgeting, value engineering, subcontractor bid and award, safety and logistical planning, pre-purchase program, scheduling, phasing and construction.