Digital Building Components is proud to celebrate the recent opening of Atrium Health Pineville’s Palmetto Tower, an eight-story, 236,000 square-foot expansion in Charlotte, NC. The new tower adds 108 patient rooms, bringing the overall capacity up to 307 licensed beds at the Pineville campus.
For Atrium Health's latest addition, Digital Building designed, fabricated, and installed custom interior headwall systems for all 108 new patient rooms. Furthermore, Digital Building Components' sister company, SurePods, was chosen to manufacture custom, prefabricated bathroom pods for the expansion program across multiple campuses.
Atrium Health’s integration of Digital Building Component's prefabrication techniques reflect the recent popularity of modular construction, “Each (patient) room will have the ability to transition between a variety of levels of care, from an acute care room to an intensive care unit (ICU) to rehabilitation care. When needed, there will be room for future expansion with the top two floors of the new tower remaining open” - Atrium Health News.
Since the COVID-19 pandemic, modular, prefabricated construction has proven more beneficial than traditional construction methods, especially in the healthcare industry. A consistent basis of design for patient rooms has been a primary aspect for staff – “Maintaining the same… patient rooms in every hospitable was important so that staff could move easily between different sites,” said Scott MacLeod, Project Director at DPR.
As Atrium Health continues to expand its presence and provide cutting-edge healthcare throughout the region, Digital Building Components recognizes the healthcare industry's demand and will be there to support future modular building efforts.
If you’re a contractor or developer and want to learn more about how prefabrication methods can benefit your next build, please visit our Contact Page and send us a message!