Project

Roper St. Francis Cancer Center
CyberKnife and Linear Accelerator

Project Location

Charleston, SC

Industries

Cancer Centers, Clinical Services, Healthcare

Services

General Contracting, Preconstruction

Square Footage

1,600 plus 1,200 (Renovation)

Schedule Duration

8 months (Early Completion)

Roper St. Francis Cancer Center CyberKnife and Linear Accelerator

Scope

  • This unique project marked the first CyberKnife addition in South Carolina. It included renovating the existing X-ray Department (1,600 square feet) to accommodate the CyberKnife unit, as well as associated equipment and control rooms

Highlights

  • Height requirement for CyberKnife radiation and structural components dictated renovations to the patient rooms on the floor above

  • One million pounds of lead bricks (transported on 19 flat-bed trucks) with lead-filled steel tubes were used to construct the shielding for the CyberKnife unit, which rests on a new 36-inch concrete slab

  • The existing linear accelerator room was renovated to include a new master control station, full-wall casework, and extensive new underground power provisions, along with a compression pump back-up system

Challenges

  • During the delivery phase of the new linear accelerator, Rodgers demolished an exterior wall and assisted the owner with the decommissioning and rigging the existing unit, which was later donated to a medical facility in Alabama

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