New $2 billion Bay Area hospital “tops off” its steel skeleton

Chris Rauber San Francisco Business TimesStanford Health Care topped off its $2 billion new hospital structure Monday, placing a 30-foot-long, 3,400-pound beam atop the facility's 18,000-ton steel skeleton. Hundreds of construction workers and roughly 500 Stanford employees, doctors, community members, donors and elected officials attended a "topping...

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Palo Alto: New Stanford Hospital ‘topped off’

By Jason Green Daily News Staff WriterPALO ALTO -- Construction of the new Stanford Hospital crossed a major milestone with the "topping off" of the 18,000-ton steel structure this week.It took just moments for a crane to hoist the final 3,400-pound section into place. Painted white,...

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Hospital architects find ways to build in safety features

By Andis RobeznieksDesigners of new hospitals want to make them look more like luxury hotels. But that can be a challenge as heightened concerns about protecting staff and patients from physical violence force designers to build in more security features.Healthcare architects are being asked to...

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Stanford Hospital Team Installs Base Isolators

By Jessie FetterlingPALO ALTO, Calif. — Construction of the new 824,000-square-foot, 600-bed Stanford Hospital on the Stanford University Medical Center (SUMC) campus in Palo Alto is well underway. While the new facility will enhance capacity, it will also accommodate new medical technology as well as...

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Quake prep for new Stanford Hospital

Jason Green, Daily News staffConstruction on the new Stanford Hospital is progressing, with crews installing 206 base isolators, according to a project spokeswoman.The isolators will allow the building to withstand a magnitude 8 earthquake. They come in two sizes, with the smallest weighing 2.5 tons...

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