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N.Y.C. hospitals use modular construction updating facilities

July 3, 2017

Hospitals in the N.Y.C. region are using modular construction to rein in costs as they spend billions to update facilities, according to an article on the Real Deal website.

“There is demand for a higher level of care, and a lot of these longterm-care facilities want to upgrade facilities and build them as fast as they can,” Terry Olynyk, head of PCL Construction’s Agile division, said in the article.

The municipal public healthcare system NYC Health + Hospitals is using modular technology to construct a $28 million, two-story ambulatory-care facility on Staten Island.

It’s the system's second modular project after they replaced a Brooklyn healthcare clinic in 2012 that was destroyed by Superstorm Sandy.

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