KHS&S completed the interior and exterior framing and drywall for the new, state-of-the-art surgery center replacement at the Johnson City Medical Center.
The $63-million surgery tower features 16 operating rooms, each 30 percent larger than their older counterparts. The center also includes an Artis Zeego robotic imaging system, surgical technology which allows surgeons to move the imaging arm into almost any position around the patient during surgery.
The 158,000-square-foot center is designed to be LEED certified according to guidelines set forth in the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program of the U.S. Green Building Council.
Green aspects of the project include:
- 77 percent of the waste from the construction process was recycled;
- Low-VOC materials were used for paint, adhesives and sealants;
- The central sterilization unit is equipped with steam cleaners that make the sterilization process more energy efficient;
- The landscaping features plants that do not require irrigation, thereby conserving water;
- A bicycle storage area is available for hospital team members; and
- An automation control system keeps the HVAC system and lighting running at the most energy-efficient levels.
- Interior/exterior metal framing