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Posted by Tasha Weiss on October 12, 2012 at 4:24 PM.
More than two million lbs. of steel for the 132,000-sq.-ft Springfield Clinic 1st expansion in Springfield, Ill., fabricated by Selvaggio Steel, Springfield, Ill., (an AISC member/AISC certified fabricator) is being painted with pink protective coating in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Photo: Courtesy of Selvaggio Steel
In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, O’Shea Healthcare Builders, Springfield, Ill., in partnership with Springfield Clinic, will be hosting a free steel beam signing event for the public called “Pink Steel Day: Building Strength from Within” at the construction site of the new Springfield Clinic 1st expansion in Springfield, Ill., on October 25 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Guests will be able to sign a pink steel beam that will be installed in the building, and the first 500 attendees will receive a free t-shirt. (And all are encouraged to wear pink!)
“When we realized the steel would be fabricated and erected in October, and that the new facility held specialists directly involved in breast cancer detection and treatment, we knew this was a very special opportunity,” said Tom Fitch, S.E., vice president of Harold O’Shea Builders (who also provided the left photo).
The new building’s steel frame is coated entirely in pink. Fabricated by Selvaggio Steel, Springfield, Ill., (an AISC member/AISC certified fabricator) more than two million lbs. of steel for the 132,000-sq.-ft building is being fabricated and painted with pink protective coating.
In early 2012, representatives of Springfield Clinic and Memorial Medical Center officially launched the $60.5-million construction of the new four-story medical office building, which will be occupied by 65 additional physicians, surgeons and mid-level providers affiliated with Springfield Clinic.
Steel fabrication and erection for the project began in October and is expected to be completed by mid-January 2013. The project is scheduled to be completed in the fall of 2014.
For more information about the event, visit www.springfieldclinic.com/AboutUs/PinkSt
eel, which includes a video that shows a glimpse of the steel fabrication and painting process for the project.