Penn Medicine Breaks Record With Concrete

Penn claims this is the largest single concrete pour in city history.

📅   Wed July 12, 2017 - Northeast Edition
Daniel Craig


For the health system's New Patient Pavilion facility in University City, crews completed what Penn claims is the largest single concrete pour in city history.
(Philly.com photo)
For the health system's New Patient Pavilion facility in University City, crews completed what Penn claims is the largest single concrete pour in city history. (Philly.com photo)

Penn Medicine set a Philadelphia record the weekend of July 8 — not for anything health-related, but instead for a construction feat.

For the health system's New Patient Pavilion facility in University City, crews completed what Penn claims is the largest single concrete pour in city history.

The pour obviously required a lot of manpower and quite a bit of — you guessed it — concrete. Some of the sheer numbers:

• 6,700 cubic yards of concrete

• More than 120 workers

• 654 concrete trucks

• The nonstop pour took 12 hours

Action Supply, SJA Construction & Castor Materials, and Madison Concrete Construction, who oversaw the effort, performed the concrete pour.

On Tuesday, July 11, Penn released a time-lapse video of the pour, which you can watch below:

The Pavilion - Penn Medicine_Concrete_Pour_Jul_2017 from Shootfromwithin.com on Vimeo.

It appears the record Penn broke was that set by construction for the W and Elements Hotel at 15th and Chestnut streets. That pour, which took place in August 2016, dumped 5,850 cubic yards of concrete onto the site, according to Philly Curbed.

Penn Medicine's New Patient Pavilion will be a 17-story facility and will include 500 inpatient rooms, an ER and a hub that will connect it to other parts of the hospital's campus. It's set to open in 2021.

Source: www.phillyvoice.com