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Small Renovation – Less than $5 Million: Petra Construction Corporation, North Haven, CT St. Vincent’s Medical Center Hybrid Operating Room #10 Renovation, Bridgeport Winners of the Small Renovation Award, Petr a Constr uc tion, transformed a small, nearly obsolete room into a state-of-the-art hybrid inter ventional operating room at St. Vincent’s Medical Center. Constructed in just four months, the project included structural reinforcement, a substantially expanded suite layout, new steel above the ceiling to support new equipment, new finishes and custom millwork. Also installed and coordinated were new HVAC, electrical, medical gases, system connectivity, and fire protection. The project was located within an active surgical department and above the one-day surgery area. The timeline required a 20-hour day, six-day week construction schedule. Crews worked closely with hospital staff to control vibration, noise, dust, and material management. To meet the hospital’s goal of a short turnaround, the project team of Petra Construction, BAM Associates, and Centek Engineers used a Flashtrack delivery model. The Flashtrack model, which integrates design and construction, allowed the construction team to complete this complex medical suite in half the time typically associated with this type of project. In today’s competitive healthcare environment, the length of time required to design, bid, and renovate a room or facility significantly affects the hospital’s ability to serve its patients. Equally important, long construction times affect a hospital’s financial welfare. Petra completed this 3,000-square-foot renovation, valued at $1,320,000, in just four months. Projects of this magnitude often take eight months or more for design and construction. As a result, thousands of additional patients received the best surgical care within their own community sooner than originally thought possible and the new technology provided a more efficient patient experience. Specialty Contracting – Concrete Award: Manafort Brothers, Inc., Plainville, CT Yale University, Morse & Ezra Stiles Colleges, New Haven Co-sponsored by the Connecticut Ready Mixed Concrete Association and the Connecticut Concrete Promotion Council T h e c a s t- i n - p l a c e concrete work, which is a discerning feature of Yale University’s Morse and Ezra Stiles Colleges’ $150 million renovation, possesses many innovative touches. This specialty work caught the judges’ attention and earned Manafort Brothers the Specialty Contracting - Concrete Award. The new crescent underground courtyard addition is the centerpiece of the Yale project. This 25,000 square addition includes a variety of activity rooms, a 50-seat theater, music practice rooms, exercise facilities, and spaces for dance and aerobics. The structural components for the two level-below grade structure are all cast-in-place concrete elements. The exposed concrete surfaces have a board-formed finish. Rough-cut 1” x 6” hemlock boards were used to achieve the architect’s desired concrete wall and ceiling finish. A colored admixture was used to create a tan tinted concrete surface. The addition required an excavation of approximately 30 vertical feet in a silty soil, which became very greasy when wet. Since work space around the vicinity of the addition was extremely tight, a tower crane was erected to construct the concrete structure. The crane was also used to lift all the construction material to the work space and pour the architectural concrete for the addition. The project obtained LEED certification through energy efficient technologies. The project incorporates dimming lighting capabilities, motion sensors, and fluorescent bulbs. Additionally, crews installed skylights in existing moat walls to provide natural light to the underground spaces. In order to successfully complete a cast-in-place project as complex as Morse & Ezra Stiles, a true team effort was needed. The cooperation and coordination from Yale Facilities, Construction Manager Turner Construction, Architect Kieran Timberlake, and Structural Engineers CVM Engineers was outstanding. Also, Barker Steel and the L. Suzio Concrete Company were major contributors to the project’s success. CONNstruction / Summer 2012 / 21

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of CONNstruction - Summer 2012

Old School
Fiscal Challenges and Changes to School Construction Grant Process May Affect Contractors
Connecticut Apprenticeship Programs: On the Job Scholarship
Time is Money: A Formula for Improving the State’s School Construction Process
Spreading the Word: Terry Wooding, Chair of the AGC of America’s Building Division
A Conversation with Pasquale “Bud” Salemi
2012 Build CT Winners
Large Renovation – Greater than $20 Million: O&G Industries, Inc.
Small Renovation – Less than $5 Million: Petra Construction Corporation
Specialty Contracting – Concrete Award: Manafort Brothers, Inc.
Other Specialty Award: United Steel Inc.
Honorable Mention Specialty - Interiors Award: M. Frank Higgins & Co., Inc.
ConsensusDOCS Offer an Alternative to Perceived Standard Agreements ConsensusDOCS includes more than
2012 AGC of CT Build CT Awards & Dinner
CRBA Spring Dinner Meeting
CRMCA Annual Meeting
Index to Advertisers /

CONNstruction - Summer 2012