The renovation began with the demolition of an existing conference room to convert to the new CT room. DPR installed energy-efficient HVAC work including a split system with ceiling cassette, roof penetrations, and medical gases including oxygen and vacuum. For installation of a new sink, DPR scanned the existing floor to find and tie into the existing plumbing.
The facility remained occupied with an active emergency OR on one side and a dog training room on the other. All noisy and disruptive work was restricted to before 8:00 a.m. to minimize disruption to the healing animals. The roof provided some extra challenges as it is covered in solar panels. The team found a path for the new system that did not disrupt the functions of the solar panels.
DPR self-performed the framing, drywall (both standard and lead-backed), taping, installation of the acoustical ceiling system, and installation of the doors/frames/hardware. These were critical items to finish on a fast-paced schedule to support the MSPCA's installation plans of a new CT in another facility.