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March 28, 2013

Virginia Hospital Built After Strong Public Support

Virginia Hospital Built After Strong Public Support
Project:Riverside Doctors' Hospital of Williamsburg
Location:Williamsburg, Virginia
Fabricator/Installer:Roof Services Corporation
ArchitectRTKL Associates, Inc.
General Contractor:Turner Corportation
Exterior Panel Manufacturer:ALPOLIC
Products:3mm ETT Tan
Completion:January 2013

Riverside Health System has been providing Virginia residents with exceptional health care since its first facility opened nearly a century ago. Today, the pioneering healthcare system serves communities in six cities along the Virginia Peninsula. Since 2004, Riverside has been recognized as having some of the most technologically advanced facilities in the country.

In 2009, the Riverside Health System received a Certificate of Public Need to begin construction on a new facility in Williamsburg, Virginia. The community’s endorsement of the hospital’s construction was unparalleled, as over 2,000 written letters from local residents proclaimed the strong public need for such a facility.

Both modern and decorative, composite panels play an important role in new and retrofit healthcare applications. Over 30,000 square feet of ALPOLIC’s aluminum composite material is featured throughout the hospital’s design. Used on the walls, canopies and as an accent material, the muted tone of the panels offers a subtle complement to the building’s brick façade.

Healthcare facilities are constructed with the patient well being as the primary goal. New healthcare construction often features brick as a means of conveying comfort, even before entering the facility. The contrasting use of metal, in this case aluminum composite, showcases other vital attributes of a state-of-the-art healthcare facility. The use of metal in architecture communicates something new, modern, innovative and futuristic.

images © Mark Rhodes for Mitsubishi Plastics Composites America

information © Riverside Healthcare System and Roof Services Corporation

ALPOLIC is proud to sponsor an online Continuing Education course titled "MCM/ACM Paint Systems and the Building Envelope" provided by Ron Blank & Associates, Inc.

Course number: ALP07B
Credits: 1 AIA HSW CE Hour

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