The freestanding facility consists of a 10,000 SF concrete vault for the treatment equipment, 20,000 SF of clinical space area with offices, exam rooms, and prep and recovery, 2,500 SF of mechanical space.
The proton therapy equipment was provided by Varian. Brasfield & Gorrie, LLC self-performed 30 percent of the project including all concrete, rough carpentry, doors and door hardware, specialties, and BIM coordination.
Proton International at UAB is a significant project because this is the first Proton Therapy Center in the state of Alabama.
Proton therapy is one of the most technically advanced forms of cancer killing radiation and will be a life changing resource for thousands of cancer patients throughout the region. Since this therapy requires such precision, so does the construction of the therapy center. The treatment vault required 5000 CY of concrete with 360 tons of rebar. The vault itself weighs 24 million pounds.
Also, the vault is home to the 90-ton cancer fighting Varian cyclotron, Emma.
Thanks for Brasfield & Gorrie for sponsoring this event for our members!