3-D Building Technologies

Over 30 years of design, project management, construction administration and building assessment experience.

UMASS Ambulatory Care Center

Worcester, MA

Architectural member to commissioning team. Performed the architectural review of drawings and specifications of a new stand-alone medical office/clinic building. Specified and over-saw a façade test for water infiltration in accordance with ASTM E 1105.

building envelope commissioning for UMASS Ambulatory Care CenterWorcester, MA



Project Description

The Ambulatory Care Center (ACC) provides over 258,000 square feet for medical and nursing education, clinical research, and clinical practice programs, along with ambulatory clinic services. ACC will be the Medical School’s greenest building to date.

With the goal of achieving LEED Silver certification, the project integrates numerous sustainable features. These include diminishing the building’s heat island effect with a white roof and smaller areas of asphalt pavement; optimizing energy performance through the latest efficiency technologies and enhanced mechanical commissioning; protecting habitat and maximizing open space in the site development; conserving water by installing low flow plumbing fixtures and eliminating landscape irrigation; enhancing air quality performance through increased ventilation and using low volatile organic compound (VOC) emitting materials throughout the building. The structure also features an air and water-tight envelope with insulated double-pane, low-E glass and thermally broken aluminum curtainwall frames.

The Ambulatory Care Center is a seven-story, 258,000-square-foot building that will house a mix of ambulatory clinical care centers and clinical and translational research programs; ACC will provide integrated, patient-centered care supported by a full array of diagnostic tests, including radiology services, in a state-of-the-art, comfortable and easily accessible environment. It will be home to the Clinical Facility for Innovative Research and Education (CFIRE); UMass Memorial Heart and Vascular, Musculoskeletal, Cancer and Diabetes and Endocrinology patient care Centers of Excellence; as well as diagnostic imaging and radiology services and the UMass Medical School Department of Quantitative Health Sciences. Additionally, the new facility will house resources to conduct advanced clinical research to accelerate the translation of scientific breakthroughs into clinical applications.



Project Involvement

Architectural member of commissioning team. Performed the architectural review of drawings and specifications of the new stand-alone medical office/clinic building. Specified and over-saw a façade test for water infiltration in accordance with ASTM E 1105.

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