Building Industry Hawaii Article Highlights Layton's Healthcare Expertise
Healing Power – Layton Construction helps build Kapiolani Medical Center’s new neonatal and pediatric unit
Building Industry Hawaii (BIH) has featured Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children and Layton construction manager Kevin Charves prominently in its January 2017 issue.
BIH is the preeminent construction news source in the Aloha State, and it devoted key editorial space to the Kapiolani project, a joint venture between Layton and dck pacific.
“Layton Construction’s medical expertise has never been a secret. The Utah-based company’s recent healthcare projects include the San Antonio University Hospital Medical Center and the University of Utah Hospital—both 1 million square feet or more,” BIH wrote.
In the article CEO Martha Smith praised Layton's ability to build in an ultra-restricted space and still allow the hospital to remain operational. “Layton Construction has a wealth of experience in healthcare construction, and this was very important to us as a medical facility that operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. ... Kapiolani’s mission is to create a healthier Hawaii. We needed to continue to operate during construction, and (Layton) understood the unique challenges that we would face and how to address them in order for us to maintain operations.”
“There was no place for any laydown of materials, so everything had to come in on an as needed basis,” Charves says. “The only place we could fit the tower crane was right off the one-way street’s sidewalk.”