RENO — Clark & Sullivan Construction announced Monday that it has begun work on a project for Renown Children’s Hospital, located at 1155 Mill St., and begun a project at the University of Nevada, Reno.
The project at Renown includes work on the the fourth floor of the Sierra Tower that will house the Wilbur D. May Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and the 16 children’s patient rooms.
“We are pleased to be part of a project that will benefit overall care of children in northern Nevada,” said BJ Sullivan, president and chief executive officer of Clark & Sullivan Construction.
Work on the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit will include two therapeutic playrooms, including one for teenagers and one for elementary school-age children, the Ronald McDonald House Family Room, three wheelchair-accessible rooms and an environment that includes artwork, colors, furniture, lighting and wall treatments that cater to children.
“Our donors have contributed nearly $5 million to make this next phase of Renown Children’s Hospital possible,” said Jim Miller, president and CEO of Renown Health. “When you consider today’s challenging economic environment, that says a lot about our community’s commitment to our children’s health. We are very grateful for the way supporters are stepping forward for children.”
Construction is scheduled to be complete December 2011.
The firm also announced completion of the first phase of a $2.3 million expansion project for the Earthquake Lab at UNR, located at 1664 N. Virginia St.
“By expanding the lab, the University of Nevada, Reno will be able to do more testing for the private industry and bring more jobs to Nevada,” Sullivan said. “The lab will be one of the largest and most versatile seismic labs in the United States once the second phase is complete.”
The 4,800 square-foot addition to the facility includes a special experiment floor with access basement and 10,000 square-foot outdoor fabrication yard. It will be used as a first phase of a larger covered experiment structure in the future. Clark & Sullivan also built the original lab for the university in 1991.