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St. Mary-Corwin Covid Facility Completed

Thanks to the tireless work of countless construction and trade partners putting in many long days over the last three weeks of construction, the Covid-19 Alternative Care Facility at St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center in Pueblo, CO was completed on May 11th.  The project provides 121 patient beds for lower acuity Covid-19 patients by retrofitting two empty floors at the East patient tower.  A complex HVAC system was necessary to transform the patient rooms to negative pressure isolation rooms. Visible scaffolding supports the exhaust and supply ductwork as can be seen in the image below.

Design features implemented to improve staff safety and patient care include a zoned pressurization approach. A pressurized “clean zone” was provided to offer vertical circulation for staff arrival, staff lockers, staff breakroom, security offices and the hospital command center.

This project is a huge achievement in pandemic response thanks to our partners, Mortenson Construction, Cator Ruma and Associates, MGA Structural Engineers, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St Mary-Corwin Hospital , Centura Health, and countless others.

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The Adventure Continues at the Pikes Peak Summit Complex with Construction of North Overloook

Temperatures are warming in the city, but it’s still windy and cold on top of Pikes Peak, where construction on the Summit Complex continues. Within the past few days, the steel framework of the impressive North Overlook has been erected while work on the Visitor Center interior continues. When complete, the overlook will offer spell-binding views of the dramatic features on the north side of the Peak. Sharp eyes are already able to spot the entry lobby's soon-to-be iconic profile on the south side of the summit.

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UCCS William J. Hybl Sports Medicine and Performance Center Construction Nears Completion

The innovative and highly anticipated William J. Hybl Sports Medicine and Performance Center is nearing completion at UCCS. Two of the four floors have received their final quality review by the design team, and the parking lot and sidewalks are being finished. Centura and UCCS will move equipment into the building mid to late May. The clinic is anticipated to open soon and will be occupied by UCCS students in the fall.

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RTA Honored with Challenge Coin For Role in Designing COVID-19 Alternative Care Facility

RTA joined forces with Mortenson Construction, Cator Ruma, MGA Structural Engineers, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, and the Army Corps of Engineersto design a COVID-19 Alternative Care Facility at St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center in Pueblo, Colorado. This project is mobilizing quickly to respond to the needs of the community in the face of the pandemic. By mid-May, just 5 weeks after the project’s award, the facility will provide 120 beds for lower-risk COVID-19 patients. Two floors that were previously vacant are being retrofitted with systems to limit contagion spread among staff and patients, with specially designated decontamination zones and carefully designed patient flow.

This extraordinary project was recently visited by a number of dignitaries, including Major General Michael A. Loh of the Colorado National Guard, the Adjutant General of Colorado, who honored Architect Bill Hrinko and others on the project with the presentation of a challenge coin. Appointed by the Governor of Colorado, General Loh serves as the Executive Director of the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs and is a member of the Governor’s Cabinet. General Loh is responsible for the operation and management of readiness, fiscal, personnel, equipment, and real property resources of the Department, and ensures the training readiness of all personnel to accomplish both state and federal missions. RTA is extremely proud of the opportunity to be a part of this impactful project in the State's mission to combat COVID-19.

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Keeping Kids Busy - Golden Triangle Construction Creates Family Challenge

While families are staying home for COVID-19, some of our construction partners are coming up with creative educational opportunities to introduce children to the construction industry! Golden Triangle Construction created a short online tutorial for families with children in order to practice the construction process on a Lego house. Check it out at the link:  https://www.livingwellworks.org/jacks-house

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Pikes Peak Summit Complex Construction Update

Check out the latest from our exciting project atop Pikes Peak! The April 2020 newsletter discusses the steps our construction partner GE Johnson is taking to ensure the safety of all workers, the 2020 construction timeline, and a link to the live construction site camera feed.

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