HEALTH + MEDICAL
Livengrin Foundation, Inc. in Bensalem, PA, required a Detox facility for patients suffering from addiction whereby a life of recovery could be achieved. The Detox facility would be a new wing to be added on to an existing building on campus. It was proposed to use varying configurations of 30 modular building sections to form the 16,000 sf building – adding 36 beds to the campus.
To achieve speed to occupancy, modular construction was a desired design. Due to the sensitive nature of the campus environment’s day-to-day operations, modular construction would be less disruptive than traditional construction.
Timeliness being a factor, the 30 modules were set in 4 days. Site utilities and foundations were constructed while the modules were manufactured off-site. The crawlspace foundation was constructed with a poured concrete wall with interstitial concrete piers throughout.
The modular building was a T shape with a connecting link stretching to patient wings and nurses’ station at the core. The exterior EFIS and masonry finish was accented by a mansard roof and matching shingles to the main campus building it was connected to. Beautiful indigenous plants complimented the exterior.