Commercial Construction for Occupied Facilities

Fresenius Dialysis Center Occupied Facility Renovation

Sometimes a business just can’t shut down when construction needs to happen on their facility. When working in occupied facilities, there are a lot of factors that need to be addressed. Fresenius Kidney Care dialysis is a perfect example of how Jerdon Construction goes out of their way to accommodate clients in occupied facilities.

The Fresenius Kidney Care dialysis center in Lehighton was a 5,490 SF multi-phased project with a lot of logistical challenges. The dialysis center was open to patients for 15-17 hours every day and only closed on Sundays. This required workers to work flexible hours, with some work shifts being short. As an “in-operation” medical facility, Jerdon had to take extra care to keep the facility clean.

The project consisted of construction of a 2,078 SF building addition to accommodate four doctor’s offices, lavatories and a new commercial storefront building entrance for the patients. Renovations to the active portion of the building included new flooring, paint, ceiling tile, millwork. Jerdon also performed the associated MEP work (mechanical, electrical, plumbing) to replace the current 12 kidney dialysis stations and add 6 additional stations to the floor plan.

Jerdon completed the project on time on budget. Jerdon worked collaboratively with Fresenius’ equipment manufacturer’s locked-in delivery & installation dates. Additional phases were added to the original three-phased project to double the amount of active dialysis stations available from six to twelve. This allowed Fresenius to remain operational and ensure current patients didn’t have to go to other FKC facilities in other towns for their treatments.

Project Highlights

  • 2,078 SF renovation of an occupied kidney dialysis center.
  • Jerdon Construction reworked the original project plans to double the number of active dialysis stations to better accommodate patients.