CTCA at Midwestern Inpatient Tower Honored with Project of the Year Award

NEW-tower_graphic_webThe Inpatient Tower at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) at Midwestern Regional Medical Center (Midwestern), located in Zion, IL, won the 2015 Project of the Year Award for New Construction-Suburbs (above $20M) from CISCO (Construction Industry Service Corporation). The award is based on the project’s design, quality of construction, safety record, and impact on the surrounding community. Riley Construction is proud to have been the Construction Manager of this important project.

Designed with the input of patients and caregivers, the six-story inpatient tower has 72 spacious single-occupancy rooms that provide patients with the comforts of home, such as room for family and friends to join them, large flat screen televisions and oversized washroom facilities. The rooms are also equipped with all of the medical equipment and connections that are necessary for immediate patient care; however, they are purposefully kept out of sight behind custom sliding panels located behind the patient’s bed to promote a less hospital-like setting.

CISCO Award Ceremony RetouchedThe inpatient tower also incorporates 48 guest quarter rooms on floors five and six, which are scheduled to open in June 2016. The rooms, which are hotel-like accommodations for outpatients and family members/caregivers, allow patients to be close to their care and others to be close to their loved ones while they are at CTCA at Midwestern for treatment. Amenities include tranquil family lounges, a spacious outdoor courtyard and garden, a large bistro & dining room, a state-of-the-art culinary demonstration kitchen where patients and caregivers learn healthy cooking strategies, and a 943-car parking structure adjacent to the tower for easy parking-access. Overall, the tower was designed with the patient’s utmost comfort and care in mind, while delivering quality, personalized care in a convenient and peaceful setting and enhanced patient safety through standardization and infection prevention.

CISCO is a non-profit labor management association founded in 1988 to bring union construction labor and management representatives together to work cooperatively in order to better the construction industry as a whole. CISCO currently represents over 8,000 union contractors and 140,000 workers in Cook, DuPage, Lake, Kane, Kendall and McHenry Counties in Illinois.

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Prefabrication

Every other month, Riley publishes small/entertaining articles that bring valuable information to all, we call them the Build-Value Series.  This article is a reflection of how one of our projects accelerated the construction process through Prefabrication and it’s quantifiable results to make everyone’s job easier.

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Every other month, Riley publishes small/entertaining articles that bring valuable information to all, we call them the Build-Value Series.  This article is a reflection of how one of our projects accelerated the process for the Punch List Development and it’s quantifiable results by using Bluebeam®, and made everyone’s job easier.

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The Snap-on Museum Wins Award of Merit Renovation/Restoration from ENR Midwest Magazine

award1On November 19, the Snap-on Museum project, built by Riley Construction, was honored with a Best Projects Award of Merit in Renovation/Restoration from ENR (Engineering News-Record) Midwest Magazine at an awards ceremony in Chicago.

ENR Midwest’s Best Projects 2015 competition is an annual program recognizing outstanding design and construction in a variety of categories. Panelists selected winning projects on the basis of quality, innovation, safety and the ability of their project teams to overcome unique challenges. In all, projects were honored in categories ranging from Energy and Health Care to Education, Renovation and Transportation.

The factors that made this project award-worthy were its unique, aggressive fast-track schedule of 90 days, the adjacent corporate office space and distribution creating many challenges to avoid disruption of daily operations, and the 150-ft. custom timeline display with a dimensional tolerance of only 1/4″. The project was able to be completed on time because of the collaboration and openness between Snap-on, Riley Construction, Kahler Slater Architects, and Xibitz, the museum display fabricator. The project included design, construction and installation of custom made ceiling assembly and custom made exhibits. Precision and craftsmanship were a key factor in the construction of this demanding piece.

Along with the award, the Snap-on Museum is also featured in the latest issue of ENR Midwest and on the website: http://www.enr.com/articles/37967-award-of-merit-renovationrestoration-snap-on-museum