Providence Cancer Center

Over 1 million pounds of ductwork installed in a seven-month span

  • Owner:
    Providence Health & Services
  • Location:
    Portland, OR
  • Size:
    490,000 sq. ft
  • Approach:
    Plan & Spec
  • Scope:
    HVAC

Located adjacent to the existing Portland Medical Center, the new Providence Cancer Center is an 11-story building that houses physicians who specialize in major tumor types as well as internationally recognized researchers performing bench-to-bedside clinical trials. The facility also includes a learning center, a holistic health and counseling center, laundry facilities and a spa.

Superior was awarded the contract to install over 1 million pounds of ductwork for the new 11-story Providence Cancer Center.  Over a seven month span, Superior installed all ductwork with a peak crew of 60 workers using just-in-time delivery of the prefabricated and fully assembled ductwork that arrived in pre-loaded large rolling bins.  Due to the lack of work space at the site, this type of delivery and the rolling bin onsite distribution system enabled the Superior field team to more efficiently unload ductwork from the trailer and install it directly in the facility eliminating the need for a staging area and maximizing installation time.