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  Construct Dental Clinic RoseburgConstruct Dental Clinic Roseburg


Kevcon, Inc.
246 E. Grand Avenue, Escondido, CA 92025

General Description

Location: Roseburg, Oregon
Date Bid: Aug 2011 Construction Period: Nov 2011 to Dec 2013
Total Square Feet: 7,750 Site: .50 acres.
Number of Buildings: One; 10 operatories, 6 offices, 15 other.
Building Sizes: First floor, 7,750; total 7,750 square feet.
Building Height: First floor, 16’ 3”; total, 16’ 3”.
Basic Construction Type: New. Foundation: Slab-on-grade. Exterior Walls: Stucco, EIFS. Roof: Membrane. Floors: Concrete. Interior Walls: Metal stud drywall.

Project Team

Architect: PSE - 4412 S.W. Corbett Avenue, Portland, OR 97239
Structural Engineer: Lewis & Van Fleet, Inc. - 18660 S.W. Boones Ferry Road, Tualatin, OR 97062
Mechanical & Electrical Engineer: MFIA - 2007 S.E. Ash Street, Portland, OR 97214
Civil Engineer: MAP Engineering, Inc. - 741 S.E. Jackson Street, Roseburg, OR 97470

Oregon Veterans have a reason to smile at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Roseburg, Oregon. The addition of a brand new 11 chair dental clinic will provide patients the long overdue access to the proper state-of-the art care they deserve.

Originally designed as general medical hospital, the VA Roseburg Healthcare System includes a rich history of expansion, growth, and change designed to better serve our nations heroes. The genesis of the now 80 year-old campus, several of which buildings are listed on the National Register of Historic Places, began as the Oregon State Soldiers' Home. Built in 1933, the original five-story brick hospital, with magnificent commanding white pillars at the front entry still seen today, is the cornerstone for the campus. Subsequent buildings followed the same design pattern and were built adjacent to the location of The Oregon State Soldiers' Home.

The Veterans Affairs Roseburg Health Care System is going through a series of renovations and upgrades to better serve our nations veterans, specifically the 62,000 veterans that reside in Central and Southern Oregon and Northern California. As part of the campus upgrades, Kevcon, Inc. was hired by the Department of Veterans Affairs to design and build a new Dental Clinic of approximately 7,750 gross square feet to include a new parking lot for patients and staff.

The project includes 8 general treatment operatory rooms, 2 dental hygiene operatory rooms, an oral surgery room, patient recovery room, panoramic X-ray room, waiting and reception, restrooms, storage room, copy room, offices, conference space, staff lounge, dental laboratory, and ceramics room. Other support space: IT closets, Telecom rooms, mechanical rooms etc. The building has attained Two Green Globes and complies with VA Sustainable Design & Energy Reduction guidelines.

The opening of the clinic helped address a community need and has significantly reduced patient waiting times. The old dental space was only 2,500 square-foot and not able to handle the need. With over 8,000 patients a year, patients had to wait as long as 4 months to obtain dental treatment. The new facilities will more than double capacity, accommodate the new dentists the VA has begun hiring, reduce patient waiting times, and increase the number of patients that can be treated each day.

Previously unavailable at the Roseburg campus, the new facility offers X-Ray machines that are capable of 3-D scans. The equipment in the new lab is able to use computerized scans to design and mil crowns in the facility.

The rectangular design features high ceilings and lots of natural light as well as indirect linear light fixtures. The interior has a circular flow pattern with dental chairs at the core and on both sides of the hallways. The reception area overlooks landscaped areas mimic a park like setting. A covered canopy connects the new clinic to the existing hospital providing protection from the elements during transit between facilities.

Overall, the scope of work contracted by Kevcon involved design, general construction, earthwork and site utilities, structural steel, concrete, masonry, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire suppression, electronic safety and security and interior finishes.

Kevcon is a SDVOSB (Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business) that employs mostly veterans. For Kevcon, this project was another chance to provide fellow veterans with a modern facility for their healthcare needs.

Product Information
Building Envelope: STO Roofing: Johns Manville
Windows: Mercer Windows
Curtain Wall, Entrances & Storefronts: CRL
Flooring: Mohawk Lighting: Pinnacle, Cree, Williams

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