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Ochsner Operating Room Expansion
Ochsner Operating Room Expansion

Ochsner Medical Center
New Orleans, LA 70121

Ochsner Operating Room Expansion

Ochsner Operating Room Expansion

Technical Description

This project required a complete interior demolition and build-out of approximately 7,500 square feet to provide 5 new operating room suites with an attached Post-Anesthesia Recovery Area. The project scope called for demolition and removal of existing wall assembles, flooring, ceilings, plumbing, HVAC, and electrical construction, followed by new interior build-out including but not limited to: misc. steel, drywall assemblies, ceilings, painting, doors & hardware, glass & glassing, flooring, millwork, specialties, fire protection, plumbing, HVAC, and electrical work. Existing Life Safety Barriers and features remained in place, and new life safety measures were added as part of new scopes of work.

Challenge

This project occured adjacent to an active patient care area of an existing healthcare occupancy. Extreme Infectious Control provisions were developed and maintained throughout the project’s duration. The construction work was classified as a Type D, Group 4 Class 4 (highest risk). Examples of infectious provisions used on this project included: building anti-rooms for job site entry, hard barriers around perimeter of jobs, hepa machines exhausting to the atmosphere, and placement of a differential pressure monitor within the construction space to confirm construction site continuously maintained negative pressure.