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Hitachi North America – Proton Beam Therapy Equipment Installation

Proton / Particle Therapy is a highly specialized offering on the forefront of the fight against cancer, with fewer than 40 centers nationwide. After being hired by Mayo Clinic to install proton beam therapy equipment into their newly erected facility in Rochester, Minnesota, Hitachi America engaged Boldt to provide the rigging, equipment installation and alignment services. Boldt’s scope also included the installation of mechanical piping and electrical installations.

The project included installation of four 180-degree treatment gantries, with approximately 200,000 lbs. of steel per gantry, as well as the patient positioning devices servicing each of those gantries. Boldt also managed the installation of approximately 440,000 ft. of electrical cable.

Client
Hitachi North America
Location
Rochester, Minnesota
Architect/Engineer
Hitachi America
Boldt Role
  • Self-perform Construction
  • Boldt Technical Services
Project Type
Equipment Installation

Project Highlights

  • Lean scheduling techniques were utilized in developing a master schedule, broken down into weekly plans. Boldt developed work packages from the model that corresponded to a daily task, so each crew had the appropriate paperwork, quality inspection requirements, hazard identification and tools listed out in the work package for that particular task.