On April 15, 2020, Penn Medicine’s Pavilion project, being built by LF Driscoll and Balfour Beatty US, was able to partially open. When Pennsylvania and Philadelphia’s COVID-19 response started a few weeks earlier, the project continued, and the team was able to bring 120 of the planned 500 patient rooms into operation – 15 months ahead of schedule.

These rooms — 60 in the emergency department and 60 inpatient rooms designed for extended care — will serve as overflow spaces for low acuity patients and patients under observation, freeing up beds at HUP for patients with COVID-19.

Other GBCA members involved in the project, since the beginning and listed here alphabetically, include the following:

  • Apache Industrial United
  • AT Chadwick
  • Bayshore Rebar
  • Berlin Steel
  • Binsky & Snyder, LLC
  • Chesco Coring & Cutting
  • Dale Construction
  • Diversified, Inc.
  • DM Sabia & Co.
  • Hilti Inc.
  • Jenkintown Building Services
  • Madison Concrete Construction
  • MedTexServices, Inc.
  • Oliver Fire Protection & Security
  • Paul Rabinowitz Glass Co., Inc.
  • PhiladelphiaDM
  • Richard S. Burns & Company
  • Roma Steel
  • Shore Supply
  • Smith Flooring, Inc.
  • Steadfast Entities
  • Superior Scaffold Services
  • The Graham Company
  • The Watson Organization, Inc.
  • United Rentals


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