Albert B. and Margaret M. Alkek Hospital is a 21-story high-rise building in Houston, Texas, U.S.A.. View a detailed profile of the structure 310083 including further data and descriptions in the Emporis database. Alkek Tower. For approximately two years, the building team worked 24/7 to complete a large amount of renovation work inside the hospital that could not occur during the day. McCarthy performed admirably on this challenging 12-story addition to an existing operational 12-story hospital. New HVAC terminal boxes and lighting is being provided to replace and upgrade the existing. It also gave them ample time to collaborate with the construction team to mitigate any impacts. Due to the complexity of the system integration and the potential impact to the hospital, the many shutdowns were conducted in small spurts and doses. It’s not just a project; it’s really kind of a moment in time for everybody. MD Anderson Cancer Center Alkek Expansion After two decades of existence, room occupancy at the prestigious University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center had reached capacity. The Specialty Care Center brings subspecialty pediatric care to the Austin community. Located in the heart of the Texas Medical Center in Houston, the project consisted of adding 500,000 square feet of new vertical and horizontal space, renovating 50,000 square feet of existing space and constructing a new 24-story elevator tower next to the existing and continually operating 12-story hospital. McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. is an independent McCarthy Holdings company. floor of the Alkek building (a.k.a. The existing protective environment rooms on the east side of the floor are being demolished and 18 new rooms for palliative care are being built back. Phone: (713) 790-3311 Parking: in building Get directions View current Offline Bids/Proposals After two decades of existence, room occupancy at the prestigious University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center had reached capacity. Each stood six stories. ft.: 180,000 Owner: University of Texas Architect/Engineer: HKS Inc. General Contractor: McCarthy Building Companies, Inc Year Completed: 2010 GFRC Color- Click Here An aging baby boomer population and a general need to provide state-of-the-art care to even more regional cancer patients called for expanding the specialty care facility. & Margaret M. Alkek Hospital, MD Anderson Cancer Center by Viracon. View Texas Children's Hospital Specialty Care Clinic. The team’s presence during design meetings helped the integrated team truly understand the hospital’s needs and ensured the hospital was fully informed of changes that would impact the project’s budget, scope and schedule. Preparing for catastrophic weather conditions well in advance serves as an outstanding example of this approach. Back To Briefs. Patients will notice more space for their care, more exam rooms and larger infusion treatment and lab areas. Houston, MD. The original Main Building was actually three interconnected buildings: Anderson Central, Anderson East and Anderson West. After cutting a hole in the roof, the construction team lifted sections of the tower crane through the shaft piece by piece, facing obstacles including sight visibility, noise control and wind resistance. Houston, Texas. The University of Texas M.D. It’s one of my dreams come true. The design and construction team never forgot the experiences the patients and their families were going through were significantly more difficult than anything they would encounter during the three-year project. To view opportunities available for our online eSourcing events, please visit our public bids page. Having completed over 700 utility shut downs with no impact to the institution, McCarthy is by far one of the most professional contracting teams we have used on our healthcare projects. The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (colloquially MD Anderson Cancer Center) is a comprehensive cancer center in Houston, Texas.It is the largest cancer center in the US and one of the original three comprehensive cancer centers in the country. This renovation involved an intensive care unit in the Green Zone on Level 7 of the Alkek Building. Project Details. Although this complicated the project schedule, this method allowed workers to complete sensitive work in an unobtrusive manner. ... University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Oncology Building . The team was faced with finding the space to house the crane, creating a schedule to expedite construction with just the use of one crane and assembling and disassembling it in a safe and inconspicuous manner. The Albert B. and Margaret M. Alkek Hospital, which opened in … Building a significant expansion within an active hospital occupied by patients with compromised immune systems presented additional obstacles, such as noise mitigation and infection control issues, as well as providing safe demolition and vibration control. Susan Lipka, Former Associate Vice PresidentUniversity of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.