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  • Posted by: Amanda Newton

Buffalo, NY – Calspan Development & Construction recently celebrated another milestone in the 66,000 square foot construction project for Ortho Rhode Island. Many gathered to see the “topping off” ceremony held recently in Warwick, RI. This event, which is a construction tradition, is held to celebrate the placement of the final structural beam, marking the end of the structural phase and the beginning of another as the project continues. It serves as a celebration of the hard work put forth so far by all team members. “The topping off ceremony is a great opportunity to say thank you for the outstanding work done so far, and it also serves as a way to regroup and focus on the next phase of the project,” said John Yurtchuk, Chairman of Calspan Development & Construction, highlighting the significance of this tradition.

Dr. Michael Bradley, President and CEO of Ortho Rhode Island, noted the unique building and how it relates to the community: “When the founders came together and formed Ortho Rhode Island five years ago, we committed ourselves to developing the most respected patient experience in our industry. This building delivers on that promise and purpose. It is designed from the patient’s perspective, with state-of-the art technology, patient-centered workflows, an Ambulatory Surgery Center, and Ortho RI Express. The facility is a tool that supports Ortho Rhode Island’s commitment to providing an unrivaled patient experience, while creating a world-class, value-driven, orthopedic delivery system for our community.”

This new, state-of-the-art medical office and surgery center will help bring even more cutting-edge medicine to Rhode Islanders. Calspan Development & Construction and Ortho RI are proud to bring this project to life and support the Warwick and Rhode Island communities.

About Calspan Development & Construction

Calspan Development & Construction is a full service commercial real estate development, construction, and property management company. Located in Buffalo, NY Calspan Development & Construction has a highly qualified and talented team with the resources and experience to make any vision a reality. With experience in renovating existing spaces or design-build from the ground up, the Calspan team is innovative and works hard to deliver a complete project on time. For more information about Calspan, please visit CalspanBuilds.com.

About Ortho Rhode Island

Ortho Rhode Island is an independent orthopedic practice with nine offices serving communities throughout Rhode Island. Their world-class doctors provide an unconditional commitment to patient satisfaction, evidence-based quality, cost-effective services, education, and innovative technology to support patients’ needs. Ortho Rhode Island also offers onsite physical and occupational therapy, immediate orthopedic injury care through their Ortho RI Express service, and state-of-the-art MRI, ultrasound, and digital x-ray imaging.

The scene at topping off, completed with A/Z Corp. and Building Envelope Systems
Steve Federico, VP, Calspan Development & Construction with Scott Calhoun, Sr. PM of A/Z Corp.
Michael P. Bradley, MD, MBS, MS with Mary Ellen Ashe, Executive Director of Ortho Rhode Island
Author: Amanda Newton