BE&K Building Group provided preconstruction and construction services for the 680,000 sf Duke Medicine Pavilion, a major hospital addition.

The Duke Medicine Pavilion, an eight-floor hospital addition, houses 18 new operating rooms, which include iMRI and iCT surgical suites, 96 critical care beds, 64 intermediate beds, 48 isolation rooms, a new consolidated area containing 15 imaging suites, an endoscopy/GI suite, and a rapid response lab. Also included in the scope is an expanded patient resource center with health library, an interoperative surgical imaging area, a multilevel, climate-controlled concourse, new employee areas with natural light, and a new café pavilion that will be convenient to the Emergency Department.

The project was designed to achieve LEED Gold certification and includes a green roof space, the use of sustainable building materials and energy efficient mechanical systems.

In additions to the $122 million new Cancer Center built simultaneously with the Medicine Pavilion, several enabling projects were included in this program including a $4.9 million South Concourse addition, a $18.6 million North Concourse 8-story corridor connection to existing hospital, a Quadrangle addition, the demolition of the Bell Building and a $6.1 million Open Space package consisting of site utilities, storm water upgrades and major landscaping.

Our team maintained an outstanding safety record throughout the project. At peak, a workforce of nearly 500 construction workers was on site. Recently, our team for the Duke Medicine Cancer Center, together with our team for the high-profile Duke Medicine Pavilion, achieved a collective safety milestone of 2 million work-hours without a lost-time incident — both sites have been named North Carolina OSHA Star Sites.

BIM | 3D Visualization of Mock-Ups
Through BIM’s powerful visualization capabilities, team members were able to proactively detect system clashes, evaluate options, make better decisions and gain a clear vision the finished space.

  • Owner:Duke University Health System
  • Location:Durham, North Carolina
  • Project Type:Construction Management at Risk