About the project
|Size||15,000 SF||Location||Bolingbrook, IL||Firm Role||Planning | SD | DD | CD | CA||Cost||$1.6M|
This 2nd Floor Geriatric Psychiatry Unit Renovation required creating a ligature-resistant environment to provide safety for the patients. All patient room toilets received new vandal-resistant shrouds around plumbing, and ligature-resistant accessories. Hold down clips were added to all patient rooms with existing ACT ceilings. Outlets received new tamper-proof cover plates, thermostats received tamper-proof locking covers, and all existing millwork fasteners were replaced with tamper-proof hardware.
The existing med-gas plastic laminate headwalls were removed as well as the med-gas nozzles. The med-gas outlets received tamperproof hardware. All sprinkler heads in the patient rooms were replaced with tamper- and ligature-resistant fixtures. All mechanical supply, return, and exhaust grilles were replaced with new tamperproof grilles. All light fixtures in the patient rooms were replaced with tamper- and ligature-resistant models. The existing inoperable windows in all patient areas were given added protection with impact-resistant materials.
Four existing patient rooms were converted to Lunch/Group rooms, and received new flooring and paint. The entire unit was repainted and the existing nurse station was modified to provide safety for staff. Outlets in the corridors received tamperproof hardware. Access and egress doors to the unit were equipped with fail-safe locking devices.