Steel Fabrication for Health Ctr. Complete at SHU

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Elevator framing at Sacred Heart College of Health Professions

East Hartford, CT – United Steel, Inc. has fabricated and delivered the three-story elevator framing for Sacred Heart University’s (SHU) Center for Healthcare Education.

The center will comprise 117,000sq on 8.7 acres. The exterior of the building will be brick, limestone, and precast concrete in a limestone color with some glass and metal canopy elements.

The windows and other glazing will be high-performance low-e glass that will appear clear. The plans also call for a 250-space parking garage. Surface lots will provide additional parking.

The building was programmed/planned and designed by The S/L/A/M Collaborative based in Glastonbury. SLAM also provided cost estimating, structural engineering, and landscape architecture for the new center, which is designed to create the necessary teaching space for current and projected enrollment, experiential learning and interdisciplinary collaboration between departments. The general contractor is Consigli Construction.

“The building will be architecturally significant and will enhance the neighborhood. The parking structure will allow for a reduction in surface parking that will be replaced with new lawns and planted areas, resulting in a greener and more attractive site design,” says Michael Kinney, senior vice president for finance and administration at SHU.

The new facility will offer state-of-the-art simulation labs, immersive learning environments, educational spaces, as well as clinic space to serve programs of nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech and language pathology, and health sciences all consolidated into one location.

It will have an increased space of teaching labs, clinical/skills labs, a simulation suite, theater-style learning classrooms, a dining hall, an interprofessional outpatient clinic, and increased supporting classroom and office space to accommodate personnel projections.

“The new Center for Healthcare Education will provide our students with all the latest technology used in their future professions,” said SHU President John J. Petillo. “The expanded space and updated equipment will offer new opportunities for learning and ensure that they graduate well prepared to make their mark in the booming healthcare industry.”