Prefabrication work at Delaware hospital featured in Philadelphia Inquirer

USA Building’s prefabrication of patient bathrooms, mechanical racks, headwalls and other building systems at our $230 million expansion of the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Del., was featured in a recent Philadelphia Inquirer story.

For this 533,000-square-foot project – our second hospital for Nemours health system – another unique aspect is that we are self-performing carpentry and drywall work for the prefabricated modules. This gives us greater control over the modularization process.

“This is a radical departure,” Marty Corrado, USA Building project executive, said in the story. Instead of building every tray, curving every pipe, fitting every duct, and walking them up ladders to bang together into a suite of rooms, everything goes in what Corrado called “one big box.” Then it is linked by headwalls studded with gas, water, electric, air and dentist-office-style folding booms, and approved, pre-installation, by inspectors from Underwriters Laboratories, as if each room was a giant appliance. Then they “lift the box and hang it in the building,” he said.

Click here to read the Inquirer story.

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  1. Would love to see some pictures of this system.

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