University of Rochester Medical Center, James P. Wilmot Cancer Center Vertical Expansion

The Pike Company provided construction management services for the new, state-of-the-art James P. Wilmot Cancer Center. The new facility provides world-class comprehensive cancer care to the Rochester community.

The Cancer Center includes: patient clinics and patient/educational amenities, infusion and aphaeresis, radiation oncology, dry research, transitional research, laboratory spaces, faculty offices and support, administration offices, and auxiliary services.

The building construction included coordination for pre-procurement, fabrication, delivery, and installation of five custom vendor air handling units. The units are custom to handle the multidiscipline clinical, administrative and research areas that allow the facility to gain national recognition.

After completion of the cancer center, Pike began a four-story vertical expansion above the newly built cancer center. The project completed the penthouse level of the existing four story, cast-in-place concrete framed structure, and added three new use floors and a new mechanical penthouse. The new 6th floor consists of a 12 bed, 6 chair IP/OP bone marrow transplant unit with a partial shell space for future expansion. The new 7th floor is fit out for a new 30 bed hematology oncology unit. The vertical expansion is a structural steel frame. The existing cancer center remained fully occupied and functional during the construction phase.

The project site is severely constrained with very limited lay down area. Pike developed and implemented a comprehensive logistical plan to support the success of the project. For the vertical expansion project, Pike fully utilized a building information model to coordinate all phases of construction and logistical/constructability mock-ups.

  • Location

    Rochester, New York

  • Owner

    University of Rochester Medical Center

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