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Cancer Treatment Center Hits Construction Milestone

Construction work on San Diego’s latest cancer treatment facility has reached a milestone with the topping out of structural steel work at the Scripps Radiation Therapy Center on the Torrey Pines Mesa in La Jolla.

The 41,000-square-foot center, which broke ground last spring, is being built on an 8-acre parcel at 10670 John Jay Hopkins Drive. The $43.9 million facility is scheduled to open for patient care by the third quarter of 2012.

DPR Construction is the project’s general contractor. Key subcontractors include FreemanWhite, design-build; Hope Engineering, structural engineering; RBF Consulting, civil engineering; Wimmer Yamada & Caughey, landscape design; University Mechanical, mechanical and plumbing design-build; Dynalectric, electrical design-build; Rossin Steel, structural steel; California Sheet Metal, exterior skin; and Vision Systems, exterior glazing system. DPR is self-performing concrete work and drywall work at the center.

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Scripps Radiation Therapy Center will feature some of the most advanced technologies in the world for treating cancer. The facility will include three new, state-of-the-art linear accelerators: one TrueBeam STx linear accelerator — which will be the first of its kind in San Diego — and two Clinac linear accelerators, each manufactured by Varian Medical Systems of Palo Alto.

When complete, the Scripps Radiation Therapy Center will have the capacity to treat approximately 1,200 patients annually. The center is expected to draw patients primarily from Scripps’ 23 outpatient centers and five hospital campuses.

Child Development Center Started at Camp Pendleton

Construction is now under way on a $13.3 million Child Development Center at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton. The new school will accommodate up to 250 infants, toddlers and school-aged children of Marine Corps personnel and incorporate into its curriculum the Reggio Emilia Approach to Early Years Education. 

The Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southwest is the contracting agency with domusstudio architecture serving as the project architect.

Construction of the design-build 25,000-square-foot, single-story building will be comprised of masonry block with metal standing seam roof and metal stud interior drywall. The Child Development Center will include 18 classrooms serving infants, toddlers, preschool and school-aged children.


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