The Structure Tone organization is a leader in construction management services for healthcare facilities, which annually account for a significant portion of the company’s global revenue with over $1 billion in construction projects awarded in 2015 alone.
Our operating company LF Driscoll is nationally regarded in healthcare construction management. In the past 10 years, LF Driscoll has completed more than $5 billion in world-class healthcare facilities, encompassing preconstruction services and both new construction and major renovations of existing facilities.
Structure Tone has long-standing relationships with leading healthcare providers that include Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Columbia University Medical Center, Hackensack University Medical Center, Mayo Clinic, Penn Medicine (The Ruth & Raymond Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine), Penn Medicine (Penn Presbyterian Medical Center), Meridian Health and Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, among others.
We are experienced in the planning and building of the most complex and leading-edge medical facilities, as well as smaller renovation and maintenance projects by project teams who support multi-decade healthcare clients.
Our healthcare professionals receive specialized training from OSHA and the American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE), and are Certified Healthcare Constructors (CHC). With more than 65 in-house technology and MEPS systems specialists and project managers, we provide services in pre-construction, new construction, renovations, expansions and fit-outs for hospitals, ambulatory and specialty care facilities. We also have experience with research and medical testing labs (clean room and BSL standards), blood and chemistry labs, medical office buildings and data centers for electronic patient information technology systems.
Our approach recognizes that construction can play an essential role in future patient outcomes. For instance, we have a significant protocol in place that requires review and detailed inspection of every single wall before it is closed. We ensure that the interstitial space in the wall cavity has been properly sanitized and that there is never any hidden dust or debris that could create an atmosphere that may compromise a patient’s health in the future.
An essential part of our approach is to minimize the impact of construction on patients, visitors and staff in occupied and operational facilities. We accomplish this by:
• Proactive communication among project stakeholders, maintaining constant communication with staff and patients throughout the entire process
• A carefully crafted Infection Control Risk Assessment (ICRA) program, consisting of Interim Life Safety Measures (ILSM) tailored to your facility to identify concerns and maintain separation throughout the construction process
• Negative air control to contain dust, which could carry infection (e.g., Aspergillus), in consideration of the treatment and care for your immuno-compromised patients
• Project phasing to minimize construction activities that detrimentally impact normal operations and disturb patients and staff
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January 18th, 2018