Ferry Pavilion of St. John's Riverside Hospital|
Calgi Construction Management
56 Lafayette Avenue, #350, White Plains, NY 10603
Location: Dobbs Ferry, New York
Date Bid: Nov 2010
Construction Period: Aug 2011 to June 2012
Total Square Feet: 9,000 Site —
Number of Buildings: Two; 25 patient rooms, 30 bed capacity.
Surgical Suite Expansion: 9,000 square feet. Building
Basic Construction Type: Renovation.
Foundation: n/a. Exterior Walls: Pre-cast panels and
Roof: Single-ply membrane. Floors: Concrete. Interior
Walls: Metal stud drywall.
Architect: DeAngelis Architectural Services, LLC - 451 East
Boston Post Road, Mamaroneck, NY 10543
Structural Engineer: Hillman & Miley - 222 Mamaroneck Avenue,
White Plains, NY 10605
M/E/P Engineer: Di Bari Engineering P.C. - 99 Main Street, Dobbs
Ferry, NY 10522
This existing hospital provides healthcare services to a small town in
the lower Hudson Valley. As part of its ongoing commitment to the
community, the Dobbs Ferry Pavilion of St. John's Riverside Hospital
desired to update its entire facility to provide state-of-the-art
diagnostic and treatment facilities. The Hospital retained DeAngelis
Architectural Services to develop a five-phase master plan to achieve
this goal within the existing building envelope. Calgi Construction
Management was chosen as the Construction Manager at Risk/General
Contractor. The Surgical Suite Expansion comprised the final phase of
the master plan. Construction work was coordinated to allow continued
operation of the hospital.
The principal design goal for the project was to provide a
technologically advanced layout, which allows staff to function
efficiently and improve patient comfort and speed healing. Flooring
materials and patterns vary depending on the function of the space.
Special flooring patterns mark entrances to operating rooms. The palette
of colors was selected to maximize visual comfort throughout. Where
allowed by code, finish materials were fabricated from environmentally
sound materials to lessen the facility's impact on the environment and
improve indoor air quality.
All existing building systems within the area of work were renovated to
meet current code requirements. The heating, ventilation, and
air-conditioning (HVAC) systems throughout the expansion were replaced
in their entirety. This HVAC system provides state-of-the-art
filtration, ventilation beyond minimum code requirements, and
humidification in accordance with good engineering practice. The HVAC
systems for the original portion of the surgical suite were supplemented
to provide better controls and improved humidification. The HVAC
renovation anticipates future renovations with the inclusion of a
modular rooftop chiller system. If future renovations require additional
cooling capacity, additional chiller segments could be installed with
minimal disruption to the existing facility. Essential electrical
systems throughout the expansion were connected to an existing emergency
The renovation, completed in 2012, created three new full-service
operating rooms, renovated facilities for two existing operating rooms,
and provided a total of eight beds in the Pre-Op holding and PACU units.
To provide space for the operating rooms, the existing radiology
department had previously been relocated to the lower level and expanded
to include a 1.5 Tesla MRI. To provide space for the new Pre-Op holding
and PACU units, the laboratory was also consolidated and relocated to
the lower level prior to the start of construction work. The support
areas within the Pre-Op and PACU units included two nurse stations,
clean utility, medication and soiled utility areas, and a patient
toilet. Work also included construction of new doctor and staff toilets,
locker and lounge facilities, and additional support spaces.