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KHS&S Speeds Virginia Hospital Construction with Prefabrication

KHS&S Speeds Virginia Hospital Construction with Prefabrication

NASHVILLE, Tennessee – February 7, 2011 – KHS&S Contractors has been selected by Skanska USA Building to complete a wide range of prefabrication and traditional interior/exterior construction services at the new Smyth County Community Hospital in Marion, Virginia.

KHS&S will use Building Information Modeling (BIM) and other technology to incorporate prefabricated bathrooms, headwall units and corridor rack walls into the 119,000-square-foot project. In addition to helping reduce the construction schedule, prefabricated building components are helping the project team build the hospital more safely, improve quality and control costs.

KHS&S’ scope of work also includes metal stud framing, drywall, EIFS and acoustical ceilings. Prefabrication begins in February, and installation of the prefabricated products and other construction services are scheduled to begin in April.

In patient rooms, KHS&S will install prefabricated headwall units that integrate essential services, such as medical gases and communication and electrical devices, into one unit. KHS&S is also streamlining construction by prefabricating the project’s bathrooms.

The new Smyth County Community Hospital will have 46 beds in an 119,000-square-foot hospital, with an attached 38,000-square-foot physicians’ office building. The building is designed for LEED® certification. Completion of the hospital, which replaces the existing 45-year-old facility, is expected in December 2011.

KHS&S is managing the project from its office in Nashville, Tennessee.

About KHS&S
KHS&S is an international, design-assist specialty building company that creates interiors, exteriors, themed environments, rockwork, water features and specialty finishes for some of the world’s most recognized projects. KHS&S combines artistry with BIM and virtual project delivery to develop innovative building methods to streamline schedules and add value to large-scale commercial projects around the globe. The company operates in more than 20 cities throughout North America, Asia and the Middle East.

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