Jersey Shore University Medical Center opens $265m HOPE Tower


The Jersey Shore University Medical Center (JSUMC), US, has opened a $265m 10-storey HOPE Tower on the centre’s east campus.

The tower provides outpatient services, a cancer centre, advanced imaging technologies, research services and medical education programmes, as well as faculty physician offices, amphitheatre and a high-tech simulation laboratory.

Professional services company Dewberry has provided surveying; site/civil, geotechnical and traffic engineering; and landscape architecture and environmental services for the project.

The 300,000ft² facility includes the HOPE Tower and a nine-level parking garage with more than 1,500 parking spaces.

The company has also supported JSUMC with demolition of a senior housing complex that occupied the development site and offsite water, sewer and roadway improvements to support the project.

EYP has provided architecture for the project; BR + A provided mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineering services; and Walter P Moore provided structural engineering.

While LF Driscoll served as the construction manager for the scheme, Stantec served as the project manager.

Earlier in June 2018, Dewberry secured two on-call contracts in Prince William County, Virginia, from the Department of Public Works and the Department of Parks and Recreation.

Each contract has an annual value of up to $2m per year for a period of five years.

Under the Public Works contract, Dewberry will take up environmental engineering, testing and inspection services; conduct site assessments; and develop remediation plans.

The company will evaluate natural and cultural resources, including wetlands and waters of the US, prepare impact assessments for various projects, as well as evaluate habitats and investigate the presence of endangered and threatened species.

Dewberry will also be involved in floodplain management and dam safety services. These will include hydrologic and hydraulic analysis, processing of Letters of Map Amendment (LOMA), preparation of floodplain studies, development of dam rehabilitation plans, preparation of emergency action plans (EAPs), and development of dam breach inundation maps.

Under the Parks and Recreation contract, Dewberry will take up feasibility studies, field survey of topography and property boundaries, hydraulic analysis, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) flood studies, traffic studies, and wetland delineation.

The company’s services under this contract will also include utility design, park master planning, forest management plans, as-built construction plans, NEPA document preparation and submission, photometric plans and sports field and lighting design.


Image: Inside the newly constructed HOPE Tower. Photo: courtesy of Dewberry.

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