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  Hux Cancer Center


The Estopinal Group LLC
903 Spring Street, Jeffersonville, IN 47130

General Description

Location: Terre Haute, Indiana
Date Bid: June 2006
Construction Period: June 2006 to Feb 2008
Total Square Feet: 88,483 Site: 2.8 acres.
Number of Buildings: One.
Building Size: Basement, 19,774; first floor, 24,116; second floor, 20,635; each additional floor, 20,938; penthouse, 3,030; total, 88,483 square feet.
Building Height: Basement, 14’; first floor, 16’; second floor, 14’; each additional floor, 14’; penthouse, 12’4”; total, 56’4”.
Basic Construction Type: Structural Steel, Concrete/New.
Foundation: Cast-in-place, reinforced concrete.
Exterior Walls: Brick, curtainwall, metal panel.
Roof: Membrane. Floors: Concrete.
Interior Walls: Metal stud drywall, structural concrete.

Construction Team

Structural Engineer: TRC Worldwide Engineering, Inc. - 217 Ward Circle, Brentwood, TN 37027
Construction Manager: Garmong Pepper Construction - 3050 Poplar Street, Terre Haute, IN 47803
Electrical & Mechanical Engineer: The Estopinal Group LLC - 903 Spring Street, Jeffersonville, IN 47130

Hux Cancer Center, page 40

As a part of a system wide renaissance, Union Hospital developed the Hux Cancer Center to be a facility that would serve the patients of west central Indiana in a continuum of care. Hux Cancer Center provides complete services from radiation oncology to chemotherapy to specialized women’s services.

Hux is a three-story facility with a fully utilized basement. The basement serves as conference space, storage and mechanical space. The first floor houses a radiation oncology suite that includes a CT scanner and two linear accelerators with the expansion capabilities to add a third. Continuing the theme of complete patient care, the first floor also has a reflection room and an enclosed garden available for patient and family use. The second floor is dedicated to chemotherapy oncology suites and specialty care. Additional chemotherapy and women’s health suites are on the third floor.

The linear accelerators posed a particular challenge with this project. The extremely technical nature of the equipment had to be paired with the monolithic nature of the four to ten foot thick concrete walls. The coordination between the equipment vendor, design team and contractor was intense and ongoing throughout the project’s duration.

The Hux Cancer Center’s design is highlighted by the three-story entry atrium and sloped curtain wall on west side of the building. These dynamic building elements represent the exceptional care that is provided to the patients of the center. These elements will be utilized in other campus projects to develop a singular identity to the Union Hospital System.


DIV. 7: Metal Panels: Alcoa Architectural Metals; Membrane Roofing: Carlisle Golden Seal™.
DIV. 8: Window, Curtainwall: Kawneer; Entrances & Storefronts: Stanley, Kawneer; Skylight: LinEl.
DIV. 14: Elevators: Otis.
DIV. 26: Lighting: Lithonia.

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