The newly opened EmergeOrtho Medical Office Building in Leland wins a construction achievement award.
Recently opened in The Villages at Brunswick Forest in Leland, EmergeOrtho’s new medical office building is not only being applauded for its service to patients, but also for its design and construction.
Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) has honored the new facility with a Tilt-Up Achievement Award, given to buildings that illustrate the variety, beauty and flexibility of tilt-up construction. The awards were established to honor projects that use site-cast, tilt-up concrete to introduce new building types, advance industry technology and provide unique solutions to building programs.
The 55,570-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility’s features include rustic brick form liners, reveal patterns and banding, and large vertical storefront openings with added sunshades and adjustable louvers, all of which add to the handsome aesthetics of the building. In addition, L-shaped, tilt-up spandrel panels support concrete columns to provide a grand entry, including a large canopy and covered walkway that creates a protected and welcoming drop-off location for patients.
“Together with EmergeOrtho’s design team, we wanted to provide a design that would fit into and complement the existing Brunswick Forest theme while being cost conscious,” says Trace Adams, owner and general contractor of Adams Southeastern Construction, LLC. “Designing the tower with exposed rafters and the window awnings really brought another layer to this tilt-up project.”
The dual elevator and stair shafts were also created with tilt-up panels, as was the large mechanical and generator enclosure at the side of the building. A structural pad for the practice’s mobile MRI imaging station sits in front of the enclosure.
“We have been working to bring EmergeOrtho Medical Office Building to fruition for several years, and it is so gratifying to see it serving its purpose of providing advanced, comprehensive orthopedic care to the region,” says Stephen DeBiasi, CEO of EmergeOrtho. “A great deal of research and planning went into creating it, and it’s great to see our contractor’s efforts recognized. We are grateful to provide such a beautiful, efficient and advanced facility to our patients and staff in southeastern North Carolina.”
While construction was halted in September of 2018 due to significant flooding during and after Hurricane Florence, work resumed quickly once the waters receded. Because of comprehensive preparation and securing of the site, the structure suffered no damages as a result the storm.
In bestowing the Achievement Award, the Tilt-Up Concrete Association summarized its remarks by saying the EmergeOrtho Medical Office Building “delivers a high-quality, innovative orthopedic center to the residents of Brunswick County in a durable, long-lasting tilt-up structure.”
EmergeOrtho offers a team of 29 board-certified or board- eligible physicians, including many who are fellowship trained, plus 32 midlevel providers and a dedicated team of therapists, technicians and support staff, all committed to delivering the highest level of orthopedic and spine care at a lower cost for patients.
The new EmergeOrtho Medical Office Building serves all of Brunswick County as well as surrounding areas. The three-story building at 1168 East Cutlar Crossing gives regional residents access to a complete range of orthopedic care in a single location and includes Brunswick Surgery Center, the county’s first dedicated outpatient orthopedic surgery center.
Brunswick Surgery Center and MRI imaging services occupy the ground level. The second floor houses the physician offices and exam rooms, where 15 of EmergeOrtho’s 29 orthopedic experts provide advanced care for a full range of orthopedic specialties, including spine care. Pain management and comprehensive physical and occupational therapy are located on the third floor.
For more information, visit emergeortho.com.
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