STATE COLLEGE - Alexander Building Construction Co. recently completed an addition and renovation project at Mount Nittany Medical Center in State College.
The project consisted of a single-story addition and renovation of the existing main entrance.
To accommodate continual patient and visitor access to adjacent spaces, the project was broken up into three phases. Phase I consisted of creating and installing the temporary entrance to allow a daily average of over 400 patients, visitors and staff to continue to enter and exit the hospital near the existing entrance, while also maintaining the help desk for visitors during construction. Phases II and III included the construction of the single-story addition, renovation work and removal of the temporary entrance built in Phase I.
Renovations included new carpet, porcelain tile, wood plank look vinyl flooring, paint, stone veneer columns and accents, light fixtures and HVAC system. Radiant panels were incorporated into the ceiling to provide heat source when required. New underground work included sanitary utilities for toilet and bathroom fixtures, electrical utilities for floor-installed electrical outlets, and plumbing for potential future coffee/snack bar area in the waiting room.
"The hospital felt it was important to improve patient and visitor access and create a more welcoming, comfortable and updated waiting and registration area and Alexander is pleased to be able to help accomplish this goal", says Chris Magent, general manager, State College, Alexander Building Construction Co.
To overcome any challenges on site and maintain a high safety standard, careful coordination and review of new work installation took place during regular foremen, project manager and owner meetings.