A lot of work goes into building a new hospital. Every last detail has to be just right. While most people think of the doctors, patients and equipment that will eventually fills its rooms, none of those things are possible until the building itself is constructed. Razorback Concrete, a leading manufacturer of ready-mix concrete, aggregates and similar materials, is proud to be participating in the construction of a first-rate hospital in Jonesboro, Ark. Upon completion, Northeast Arkansas Baptist Hospital will have 100 beds and will offer an extensive array of inpatient and outpatient services. Learn more about Razorback Concrete’s role in the project below.
Special Considerations Due to Position in Earthquake Zone
The site upon which the new hospital is being built is in an earthquake zone. As a result, it’s imperative that the right materials are used. Standard concrete is not up to the task. To ensure that the hospital had the strength and safety that it needed, HOAR Construction, LLC turned to Razorback Concrete. Razorback Concrete has put its experience and expertise to work to provide first-rate concrete for the $400 million project. The concrete that is used needed to be exceptionally reinforced, and Razorback Concrete has been able to supply the perfect solution.
Solid Walls with Top-Quality Concrete
The lower floors of the NE Arkansas Baptist Hospital feature high-strength shear walls. Razorback Concrete was selected to provide concrete in accordance with the architect’s specifications which called for mix design strengths up to 7,000 and 8,000 psi. This exceptionally strong concrete is precisely what is needed to ensure that the building will remain safe during an earthquake. The state-of-the-art facility is being designed to meet the healthcare needs of people throughout the greater Jonesboro area, and no expenses have been spared. Razorback Concrete has played an instrumental role in making sure that the project unfolds in a timely and efficient manner.
A Fantastic New Hospital
Razorback Concrete works on projects of all sizes. NE Arkansas Baptist Hospital is one of the largest projects the company has been involved with in the Jonesboro market, and with a fast-tracked schedule, the hospital is expected to open its doors in April 2013. When it does, it will have an emergency room, a Women’s Center for labor and delivery, a Heart Center and many other exceptional features. The new hospital will also include top-notch cancer care, respiratory care and many other multi-specialty units. With high-quality concrete from Razorback Concrete, it will have the foundation it needs to stand the test of time.