Mayo Clinic Richard O. Jacobson Building

Proton beam therapy facility to open in 2015 will be first of its kind in the Midwest

  • Owner:
    Mayo Clinic
  • Location:
    Rochester, MN
  • Size:
    212,000 sq ft
  • Approach:
    Plan & Spec
  • Scope:
    HVAC, Plumbing, Piping, Med Gas, BIM

Mayo will have the first facility in the Midwest capable of providing proton beam therapy used to treat cancer when the Richard O. Jacobson Building opens in mid-2015. The building  will feature four treatment rooms that include a three-story 190-ton mechanical apparatus (gantry) needed for the proton beam and a 20-ton magnet to guide the beam. Due to the size, weight and radiologic properties of the equipment involved, the size and thickness of concrete in this building is unprecedented in this area with the thickest wall measuring 21-feet, nine inches wide by 14-feet high.

HIMEC provided a complete mechanical package for the underground, shell and utility portions of the work that included plumbing, heating piping, medical gas piping, HVAC, steam piping and process piping and equipment, and leading the BIM process.  Using the BIM process, the incorporation of detail drawings from every trade into one 3D model enabled HiMEC to detect clashes and work out solutions during weekly coordination meetings.