SAN DIEGO, Feb. 18, 2009: Bilbro Construction Company Inc. announced that construction is now under way on a new Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory for the UCSD Medical Center at 200 W. Arbor Drive, in the Hillcrest area of San Diego.
Bilbro Construction has completed several projects for the Regents of the University of California over the years including resident physician sleep rooms and Lower Level tenant improvements at the Hillcrest Medical Center, renovations for the Moores Cancer Center, NIH laboratories for the Powell Focht Bioengineering Hall, and a toxic gas monitoring and control system at the CAL-(IT) 2 building on the university’s La Jolla campus.
The Catheterization Lab project is under OSHPD jurisdiction and involves renovations and new infrastructure to support the University’s Siemens AXIOM ARTIS single-plane cardiac imaging system. Construction is being performed under level IV infection control requirements. Work requires the demolition and new improvements including structural upgrades to support the Siemens imaging equipment, radiation protection consisting of lead-lined walls, floors and ceilings and new casework. The fire protection, HVAC, electrical and fire alarm systems are also being upgraded to meet current codes.
This type of highly specialized healthcare work now represents about 25 percent of Bilbro Construction’s business. Other recent healthcare projects include Palomar Pomerado Health’s Continuing Care Center and Sharp Grossmont Hospital’s Imaging Center.
Established in 1997, Bilbro Construction Company is a full-service general contracting firm providing building shell and tenant improvement services. Other recent projects include new offices for Santa Barbara Bank & Trust in Sorrento Mesa, hotel renovations for the Doubletree Golf Resort in Rancho Penasquitos, office improvements for specialty pharmaceutical company Santarus, and several new educational facilities for La Jolla Country Day School. More information can be found at www.bilbro.com  or by calling (619) 398-0240.
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