JACKSONVILLE, FL – Haskell, a leading provider of client-focused solutions in the AEC industry, recently announced that the Scripps Proton Therapy Center has received a National Pyramid Award for Excellence in Construction from the National Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC).
The award, which was given in the category of Healthcare, was presented to Haskell on February 11, 2014 at ABC’s National Excellence in Construction Awards in Maui, Hawaii. During the awards event, member companies were presented with awards for Excellence in Construction as well as Safety and Diversity. ABC’s National Excellence in Construction Program has become the premier competition within the construction industry that recognizes outstanding construction projects across the nation.
“This project marked a healthcare industry milestone as the first proton therapy facility of its size to be designed and built in the U.S. utilizing the fully integrated (design-build) model. Haskell is honored to have been involved in bringing the vision of this fantastic facility to reality for the patients and families that will benefit from the care delivered here,” said Jim Eaton, Vice President of Haskell’s Healthcare Division.
The Scripps Proton Therapy Center is a cutting-edge facility featuring 102,000 square feet of treatment and administrative space, and is one of only 12 proton therapy centers operating in the United States. Proton therapy is a highly advanced form of radiation therapy that has the ability to provide cancer patients positive clinical outcomes, shorter treatment times and fewer side effects or complications.
Advanced Particle Therapy served as the lead developer with Signet Development providing project development and management services for the project. Haskell provided fully integrated design, engineering and construction services for the state-of-the-art facility. This successful team is currently engaged in delivering a second Advanced Particle Therapy proton therapy center at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland.