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CP Advanced Radiology

Location:155 Canal Street, New York, NY Next Project →
Contract Amount: $2.2 million
Architect: Peter Poon Architects, P.C.

Serving as general contractor, ICS built the two-story, 10,000-square foot medical imaging facility within a multi-tenant, three-story commercial building. The scope of work included a complete interior fit-out; installation of medical equipment; design/build installation of MEP systems, including two chillers, eight HVAC units, two switch gears, and seven transformers; placement of cabling racks for medical and data systems; and installation of a photo-cell power supply system for outdoor signage. The interiors feature cherry wood millwork; cherry wood reception counters with Dakota Mahogany granite tops; fluorescent drop lights, pendant fixtures, and acrylic wall sconces; wall covering and paint; carpet and VCT flooring; and bolt-slot acoustic ceiling grid.

The facility is equipped with high-end medical devices, including Siemens MRI and CT scanners; Source One chest X-ray machines; Toshiba RAD/Flouro and X-Ray RAD X-ray machines; Toshiba ultrasound machines and mammography scanners; a HOLOGIC digital mammography scanner; a Toshiba bone densitometer; and a state-of-the-art data and image processing and display network, including Kodak Multiloader film processors and SecureView diagnostic workstations. The medical infrastructure includes a helium compressor and transfer station, and an IFP panel located in the MRI equipment room.

The challenges were related to the location and building permit restrictions, the necessity to coordinate seven equipment vendors, and pre-existing conditions. As there was no freight elevator, the crew had to remove window bays on both floors to deliver materials and equipment. Due to heavy 24-hour traffic on Canal Street, the team was allowed to utilize an exterior rig only between 3:00 and 5:00am. In one two-hour period, ICS set up the crane and hoisted 11 pieces of equipment into the building. Placement of the rooftop HVAC units required installation of custom steel adapter curbs, as the pre-existing roof openings were larger than required. The adapter curbs were fitted with vibration insulation to prevent mechanical equipment from interfering with the operations of medical systems. The construction was completed within a challenging 12-week schedule.