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Now open for business, Open Arms Assisted Living serves our elder adults and disabled populations. Organized as a 501c3 non-profit corporation, Open Arms accepts Medicaid and VA beneficiaries as well as below market private payers. This project is unique so far as it is Owner/Operated and the board of directors is comprised of church members, community members, industry professionals, and the developer.
A temporal structure, the repurposing features LED lighting throughout, electric services replaced natural gas services, universal accessibility throughout, upgrades to doors and windows, fiber optic data services, and telehealth capabilities at the bedside.
Biotecture is the architect. JL Melton Construction is the General Contractor. Construction cost $2.8mm approximately.
Howell Construction Completes CU Anschutz Education 1 Building 4th Floor – Nursing Simulation
Howell Construction recently completed reconfiguring an existing space into the new home for the CU Anschutz College of Nursing. Our work began with the demolition of a previously occupied space. The Howell team removed conference rooms, existing specialized patient rooms, and existing hallways. Once the space was cleared, Howell transformed it into a nursing instruction facility with two clinical education centers (CEC). Designed
by Hord Coplan Macht, the space provides a total of 11 hospital bed simulation areas for nursing instruction. The CEC beds include prefabricated headwalls with compressed air and vacuum systems to simulate medical gases. In addition, each CEC provides a communal education area with raised tables and a teacher station.
The space features custom LVT flooring showcasing the CU logo throughout. Where possible, existing millwork was reused. High levels of coordination were required to minimize impact to the occupied building, with disruptive work scheduled for off hours to accommodate the adjacent classroom schedules. All utility tie ins and required shutdowns were coordinated with the CU Anschutz Facilities team. The project was completed within schedule and budget parameters.
“Howell is proud of our ongoing legacy of successful projects on the CU Anschutz campus,” said Howell Vice President Andy Stewart. “The firm has completed or has under way over 20 projects on the campus. We are currently working on the CU Anschutz School of Dental Medicine (SODM), also located in the ED1 building and a central services upgrade within the Fitzsimons Building.”
Howell Construction was also recently selected to provide construction services for the College of Nursing Simulation, also designed by Hord Coplan Macht. Their scope includes adding four new high-fidelity nursing simulation rooms, three new simulation debrief rooms, a new high-fidelity simulation control room, renovations to an existing viewing/control room, a new simulation coordinator office and a new virtual reality room. Additional renovation scope includes a new multi-purpose classroom, a new wellness/ lactation room, miscellaneous upgrades to one existing team room, eight existing standardized patient rooms and miscellaneous renovations/ upgrades to other College of Nursing support spaces on this floor. |
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