Location: Celina, Ohio
Project Delivery: Design-Bid-Build
Market: Healthcare
Size: 24,000 SF
Started: 2002-11
Completed: 2004-02

The Grand Lake Regional Cancer Center is a stand-alone outpatient cancer treatment facility located on vacant land in Celina, Ohio. This cancer center houses radiation oncology, including an accelerator vault and CT simulator, as well as clinical space for medical oncology. Public spaces include a conference room and areas for miscellaneous functions.

The facility is situated on over three plus acres of land, and the site was developed to accommodate parking space for approximately 80 vehicles.

The Grand Lake Regional Cancer Center was envisioned by five hospitals that partner in the use of this facility through The Cancer Network of West Central Ohio, Inc. This center is a great asset to the local communities and was constructed with the pride of merit shop contractors, on time and within budget.

This is a one-story building containing 24,000 square feet and featuring a 38-foot-high clerestory entrance lobby. The lobby also includes an upper band of windows and interior up-lighting. There is a barrel-vaulted skylight canopy at the front entrance covering the entrance drive; this canopy provides protection for patients being dropped off at the door.

The exterior walls of the building are veneered with split face concrete block, brick and E.I.F.S. The roof system consists of a mixture of metal standing seam over sloped areas and rubber membrane over flat areas, with an interior drainage system.

The lawn areas were landscaped to include paver brick sidewalks, patios and benches, to provide a quiet area of repose for patients between treatments, if they so desire.

The Linear Accelerator treatment space has a shell constructed of monolithically poured concrete walls and ceiling that vary in thickness from 3’ 6” to 8’ 0”. A tent shelter was erected over the footprint area of the linear accelerator after the foundation excavation was completed. Temporary heat was used to keep this area from freezing. This allowed for the forming, reinforcing steel and the pouring of the concrete mat foundation work to be completed during the harshest winter weather. This was a tremendous factor in keeping the whole project on schedule.

Difficulties were overcome in the process of installing the linear accelerator and MRI unit. Both pieces of equipment were installed by an independent vendor. This required additional efforts by the contractors to provide project management and on-site support coordination for the electrical and mechanical requirements. Furthermore, installation work proceeded in conjunction with final finish work in the area, requiring special accommodations to protect the equipment from dust and other potential damage.

It was decided after the initial construction start to phase construction to allow for an early occupancy in 60 percent of the building. This was to accommodate startup of new patient services. Work proceeded on the remaining interior space without interrupting operation. Also, during the original start, it was decided to expand the size of the building from 20,000 square feet to 24,000 square feet to incorporate an additional doctor’s suite. Additional time had to be allowed for the Architect to prepare new drawings.

120 days before completion, the interior layout of 7,300 square feet of tenant space was changed. Work was adjusted while the Architect prepared new drawings, and the space was completed under the original schedule with no lost time.

The Grand Lake Regional Cancer Center was envisioned by five hospitals that partner in the use of this facility through The Cancer Network of West Central Ohio, Inc. This center is a great asset to the local communities and was constructed with the pride of merit shop contractors, on time and within budget.

H.A. Dorsten, Inc. takes great pride in having constructed the 24,000 square foot Grand Lake Regional Cancer Center. This project created challenges, from the initial construction start to the completion, due to various complexities; these included the expansion of the building size by 4,000 square feet and the design layout change of a tenant space. The quality of workmanship and its timeliness could not have occurred without the ultimate cooperation of all personnel that were involved.

H.A. Dorsten was presented an Award of Merit from the Ohio Concrete & Masonry Association for our performance on this project.

The Grand Lake Regional Cancer Center is a stand-alone outpatient cancer treatment facility located on vacant land in Celina, Ohio. This cancer center houses radiation oncology, including an accelerator vault and CT simulator, as well as clinical space for medical oncology. Public spaces include a conference room and areas for miscellaneous functions.

The facility is situated on over three plus acres of land, and the site was developed to accommodate parking space for approximately 80 vehicles.

The Grand Lake Regional Cancer Center was envisioned by five hospitals that partner in the use of this facility through The Cancer Network of West Central Ohio, Inc. This center is a great asset to the local communities and was constructed with the pride of merit shop contractors, on time and within budget.

This is a one-story building containing 24,000 square feet and featuring a 38-foot-high clerestory entrance lobby. The lobby also includes an upper band of windows and interior up-lighting. There is a barrel-vaulted skylight canopy at the front entrance covering the entrance drive; this canopy provides protection for patients being dropped off at the door.

The exterior walls of the building are veneered with split face concrete block, brick and E.I.F.S. The roof system consists of a mixture of metal standing seam over sloped areas and rubber membrane over flat areas, with an interior drainage system.

The lawn areas were landscaped to include paver brick sidewalks, patios and benches, to provide a quiet area of repose for patients between treatments, if they so desire.

The Linear Accelerator treatment space has a shell constructed of monolithically poured concrete walls and ceiling that vary in thickness from 3’ 6” to 8’ 0”. A tent shelter was erected over the footprint area of the linear accelerator after the foundation excavation was completed. Temporary heat was used to keep this area from freezing. This allowed for the forming, reinforcing steel and the pouring of the concrete mat foundation work to be completed during the harshest winter weather. This was a tremendous factor in keeping the whole project on schedule.

Difficulties were overcome in the process of installing the linear accelerator and MRI unit. Both pieces of equipment were installed by an independent vendor. This required additional efforts by the contractors to provide project management and on-site support coordination for the electrical and mechanical requirements. Furthermore, installation work proceeded in conjunction with final finish work in the area, requiring special accommodations to protect the equipment from dust and other potential damage.

It was decided after the initial construction start to phase construction to allow for an early occupancy in 60 percent of the building. This was to accommodate startup of new patient services. Work proceeded on the remaining interior space without interrupting operation. Also, during the original start, it was decided to expand the size of the building from 20,000 square feet to 24,000 square feet to incorporate an additional doctor’s suite. Additional time had to be allowed for the Architect to prepare new drawings.

120 days before completion, the interior layout of 7,300 square feet of tenant space was changed. Work was adjusted while the Architect prepared new drawings, and the space was completed under the original schedule with no lost time.

The Grand Lake Regional Cancer Center was envisioned by five hospitals that partner in the use of this facility through The Cancer Network of West Central Ohio, Inc. This center is a great asset to the local communities and was constructed with the pride of merit shop contractors, on time and within budget.

H.A. Dorsten, Inc. takes great pride in having constructed the 24,000 square foot Grand Lake Regional Cancer Center. This project created challenges, from the initial construction start to the completion, due to various complexities; these included the expansion of the building size by 4,000 square feet and the design layout change of a tenant space. The quality of workmanship and its timeliness could not have occurred without the ultimate cooperation of all personnel that were involved.

H.A. Dorsten was presented an Award of Merit from the Ohio Concrete & Masonry Association for our performance on this project.