March 06, 2015
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Ventura County Medical Center Hits Structural Milestone Ahead of Schedule

Ventura, CA - The Ventura County Medical Center (VCMC) Replacement Wing project has topped out 15 days ahead of schedule. Clark Construction Group, the lead design-builder, placed the project's final structural beam on March 2 and celebrated the effort with a jobsite barbeque. With major structural work complete, the project team will focus on erecting the 226,000 square-foot medical center's exterior and begin interior work.

Construction of VCMC's new medical wing began in May 2013 and, since then, the project team has worked more than 220,000 man hours without a recordable or lost time safety incident.

The $216 million VCMC Replacement Wing project will replace a 120-bed acute care facility with a state-of-the-art facility that meets the state's requirements for seismic safety. The new wing will support numerous medical services, including emergency, surgery obstetrics, ICU, NICU, PICU, and imaging. In addition to the medical scope of work, the team will add a new central utility plant and loading dock to the VCMC campus.

Planned to achieve LEED® for Healthcare Silver certification, the hospital design includes green roofs, a healing and viewing garden, skylights, exterior canopies and screens, and a pediatrics play area that will enhance the facility's healing environment.

The VCMC Replacement Wing is expected to be complete in 2017.

HOK is the project architect. Additional project partners include KPFF Consulting Engineers, Los Angeles, structural engineer; ME Engineers, Culver City, Calif., MEP engineer; RBF Consulting, Los Angeles, civil engineer; and Treadwell & Rollo, Los Angeles, geotechnical engineer.