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IMC breaks ground on New Medical Office Building

IMC broke ground today on a new $32 million medical office building for Main Line Health in partnership with Axia Women’s Health. The 94,000-square-foot facility in King of Prussia will be a specialty-care center for women.

“This facility will address the preventive, diagnostic and treatment needs of women in the King of Prussia community,” said Art Brinkworth, healthcare project director for IMC Construction. “Logistically, the building will be easily accessible by car or public transportation, patients will be able to move directly from the parking deck to the outpatient center and it will contain a café and secure child care area for parents using the facility.”

The seven-story health center and four-story parking garage will be located in the Town Center mixed-use complex at the Village at Valley Forge. Composed of precast architectural concrete and metal panels, construction is targeted for a sustainability level of three Green Globes, on a scale of one to four.

Services provided by the new center will include primary care, heart health, obstetrics and gynecology, breast health, skin care, and emotional wellness. An ambulatory care center within the facility will offer services to men and women, including cardiology and cardiac testing, endocrinology, neurology, orthopedics, imaging, physical therapy and lab services.

The Main Line Health team includes construction manager IMC Construction; architect NELSON; development manager Anchor Health Properties; site/civil engineer Bohler Engineering; m/e/p engineer Pisarek Engineering; structural engineer O’Donnell & Naccarato; design consultant Perkins Eastman; and landscape architect Glackin Thomas Panzak.

Middle Pictured L to R: Rob Cottone, President, IMC; JoAnn Magnatta, Senior Vice President Facilities, Main Line Health; John Lynch, III, President & CEO, Main Line Health; PJ Camp, Principal of Hammond Hanlon Camp, LLC.

Bottom Pictured L to R: IMC Staff Dave Winter, Superintendent; Chris Mauer, Project Engineer; Mike McBall, Senior Project Manager; Art Brinkworth, Project Executive.


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IMC breaks ground on New Hospital

IMC broke ground today on a new $42 million hospital in Quakertown for St. Luke’s University Health Network. The builder is using a fairly new process on the 131,000-square-foot project that will save time and construction costs.

“We are prefabricating the exterior walls through panelization and interior patient room headwalls that will include all medical gas and electrical infrastructure,” explained Art Brinkworth, PE, healthcare project executive for IMC Construction. “The above ceiling utilities will be installed in racks and fabricated in a warehouse off-site while we’re erecting the steel, concrete and the roof components on. That will save a lot of time.”

IMC is working with Worth & Co. in the prefab process, and the interior headwall panels will be constructed in its fabrication facility not far from the construction site in Milford Township, Bucks County.

“Our people will be working in a controlled environment, and not up on ladders,” said Brinkworth. “Then the racks will just roll in and be positioned in the ceiling space. It’s much safer, efficient and will save time and money.”

The new hospital is being constructed as a replacement hospital for the existing Quakertown Hospital, which is landlocked in its downtown location. The new building will include 40 private patient rooms, which can be expanded to an additional 40; 17 diagnostic radiology departments with cat scan, nuclear medicine, mammography, and fluoroscopy machines; surgical and emergency departments; and a laboratory, pharmacy and cafeteria. The cafeteria will feature a large, full-service kitchen. The existing hospital will be repurposed for doctor’s offices, outpatient care and behavioral health facilities.

The St. Luke’s hospital team includes general contractor IMC Construction; architect MKSD Architects; structural engineer Pennoni; MEP engineers HB Engineers; civil engineer Langan Engineering; and medical equipment coordinator HBS.

St. Luke’s University Health Network is growing throughout the region and recently merged with Blue Mountain Health System in Carbon County and Sacred Heart Healthcare system in Lehigh County.

Pictured bottom L to R: Art Brinkworth (IMC Project Executive), Gary Millar (IMC Senior Superintendent), Tom Prescott (IMC Assistant Project Manager), Erick Tripp (IMC Senior Project Manager), Elizabeth DeCarlo (St. Luke’s Project Manager), Rob Cottone (IMC President), Lee Levicoff (St. Luke’s Vice President & Director of Facilities Planning & Construction), and Dennis Pfleiger (President St. Luke’s Quakertown).

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Center for Healthcare Technology Tops Out

Workers and the IMC team at the Center for Healthcare Technology in Philadelphia celebrated the topping out. IMC Construction began the structural steel erection of the design-build project in September for the $200M, 19-story tower. Located on one of the last parcels at 3600 Civic Center Boulevard in Philadelphia, the facility will create a new gateway to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. The first phase of construction is approximately 300,000 square feet and will support a daycare for employees, information technology personnel, and human resources.

As a critical function to the support of the tremendous research that occurs within Penn Medicine, an Investigational Drug Study (IDS) Pharmacy will be housed to provide investigational drugs to and through the Penn Medicine Health System. The building will also house a Freezer Farm to promote collaboration among researchers for their samples as well as their data use in large clinical studies that move modern medicine forward.

Due to the tight setting, and the logistical constraints of working within the boundaries of three busy streets in University City, the project took months of preconstruction planning, modeling, prefabrication, and site phasing prior to the start of construction.

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