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The final piece of Carle Hospital’s Campus Modernization Project was this nine-story, 380,000-square-foot bed tower with 138 private patient rooms, an intensive cardiac care unit, and a new heart and vascular institute that encompasses both inpatient and outpatient cardiovascular services including eight catheterization labs. To accelerate the schedule by several months and maximize efficiencies, Pepper prefabricated the 138 patient room headwalls, leveraging BIM to its fullest extent and ensuring that the facilities could be used as soon as possible.
Our planning and approach to premanufacturing the 138 patient room headwalls offsite allowed us to accelerate the project schedule by two months. The quality of the work is superior because of the control and precision created when replicating each of the headwalls based upon the same 3D source CAD file.
Anchored by Carle Heart and Vascular Institute, Carle Tower is home to the largest heart center in downstate Illinois. After the construction of approximately 5 acres of sitework, parking, and a new connection tunnel, all services are now under one roof where patients can be seen for testing, treatment, hospital and follow-up care.
Planning for the future, the building has been designed and constructed to expand vertically by adding two additional floors above. The elevator lobby core has been extended up to the 12th floor in preparation for that time.