Fulcrum Associates, a leading construction management firm in southern New Hampshire, recently completed the construction of Dover Emergency Room, the newest Portsmouth Regional Hospital facility located on the Seacoast. Fulcrum Associates began construction in September 2018 and the project was completed in April. Open to the public on April 24, Dover Emergency Room, located at 10 Central Avenue in Dover, is fully operational and serving patients 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.
“Dover is one of the fastest growing communities in New Hampshire and Dover Emergency Room was constructed with the needs of the community in mind,” said Jeff Luter, President of Fulcrum. “We are honored that Portsmouth Regional Hospital selected us to turn their vision into a reality, creating an opportunity for high-quality care and critical patient access to more than 30,000 Dover area residents and professionals.”
At 10,000 square feet, Dover Emergency Room provides 11 treatment rooms, including bays for trauma care, behavioral health, and pediatric care. The new facility is positioned to treat patients with serious illnesses or injuries through major medical trauma. Patients receiving care at Dover Emergency Room benefit from a coordinated patient care experience, including access to extensive specialty care services and resources offered by Portsmouth Regional Hospital. Services include the only ACS Verified Level II Trauma Center on New Hampshire’s Seacoast, the Seacoast’s only comprehensive heart and vascular program, the Seacoast’s only 24/7 neurosurgical and stroke clot retrieval programs, and the area’s only provider of comprehensive behavioral health services. Dover Emergency Room also offers full diagnostic testing capabilities that include onsite laboratory, CT, Ultrasound and imaging services.
The building was constructed as a CMU block (concrete masonry unit) with a structural steel frame. Light gauge metal framing with drywall was used for the interior and vinyl composition tile was used throughout the majority of the building for flooring. The plumbing and HVAC installation includes a rooftop unit, which is a standard setup for all of Portsmouth Regional Hospital’s freestanding emergency room facilities. As Dover Emergency Room is a 24-hour facility, a backup generator was installed for minimal downtime in the event that power is lost.
Fulcrum Associates was joined by a team of subcontractors, including Novel Iron Works, Inc., Metro Walls, Inc., Exterior Designs, Inc., Eastern Services Electrical Contractors, LLC., Al Terry Plumbing & Heating, Inc., Tri-State Sprinkler Corp., White Diamond Painting, LLC. and Severino Trucking Co., Inc.
About Fulcrum Associates
Fulcrum Associates is an Amherst, New Hampshire-based construction management firm with the execution capabilities of an ENR100 firm. Fulcrum applies its award-winning modern management techniques in planning, design and construction processes to deliver complex, high-performance buildings throughout the region. Fulcrum specializes in academic, institutional, medical, manufacturing projects and more ranging from small- to large-scale, and maintains a range of clients including Southern New Hampshire Hospital Systems, Great NH Restaurants, Portsmouth Regional Hospital, and Hitchiner Manufacturing.
To learn more about Fulcrum and explore its portfolio of projects, visit www.fulcrum-nh.com.