Bronx Adult Behavioral Health Center
A ribbon cutting ceremony was held on January 19, 2016 to officially open the renovated Bronx Psychiatric Center campus, which was transformed with the addition of six new buildings. LiRo managed the construction of the new 178,000 sf Adult Behavioral Center, the first new adult inpatient facility built for the New York State Office of Mental Health in nearly two decades. The four-story building houses 156 beds, a full-size gymnasium, treatment rooms, dining rooms, recreational areas, occupational therapy gardens and a 300-vehicle parking lot. The building features standing seam metal roofing, a combination of brick, stucco and metal panels at the facades, large curtain wall at the main entrance elevation, and skylights at the one-story section of the building. A serene garden entrance court welcomes visitors. The hospitality-driven interior includes soothing colors and finishes, to convey the perception of a community rather than an institution.
The use of Building Information Modeling (BIM) during construction was crucial for successful subcontractor coordination, enabling data gathered from field inspections and punch lists to be readily available to stakeholders. The Center is a candidate for LEED Gold certification.
A critical element of project planning was the development of staging areas, worker parking areas, and project-specific safety requirements, as well as continuous coordination with other adjacent ongoing construction projects, to ensure that consumers could be served safely and to minimize interruption of normal campus operations. In addition to the Adult Behavioral Health Center, OMH and DASNY concurrently constructed Children's and Central Services Buildings, as well as a Transitional Living, Crisis and Studio Apartment Residence. New roadways and site utilities will be installed throughout the campus.
LiRo team members joined DASNY and NYS Office of Mental Health to celebrate the opening of the new facility. (l to r) Frank Giovinco, Luis Tormenta, Burt Forrest, Mark Swanson, Dave Hall, Larry Blond, Acela Bretan, Bob Swann, George Gifford, Jim Ahrens, and Juan Velasco.
Building Information Modeling (BIM)
US Builders Review, Spring 2013
LiRo's construction management services at the Bronx Psychiatric Center are discussed in "A Modern Space for Consumer Care".