Carle Emergency Department Expansion
Pepper Construction Company awarded Stark the approximately $500,000 contract for the emergency department expansion for the Carle Hospital in Urbana, IL. Stark began work in April 2013 after Carle identified the need for more room for the Level 1 Trauma Center. The expansion will solve the problem of growth exceeding available space, and will add technology. Work completed included the demolition of breezeway, partial removal of site utilities, and installation of the foundation grade beams and columns. In addition, Stark graded and poured slab-ongrade, erected the shoring system for the structural deck, placed rebar and poured the structural deck. Mid-contract, Stark ironworkers erected the large screen wall framing on the rooftop along with a number of welded frames, supports, and columns under the roof and on the front of the new building. All work on this project was being completed within a live hospital setting. The operating rooms, exam rooms, and patient rooms were only one wall away from construction activity. Stark, in striving to exceed expectations, ensured that there was no disruption of the emergency department. Bill Dvork, Pepper Construction Senior Superintendent, stated “There has been a great collaboration with the Stark field team and the other trades to get this project started and to keep it running smoothly through this critical portion of the job”. Project Superintendents: Jason Wissmiller, Greg Bentley, Mark James, and Mark Aberle.