Fun facts about the Clovis Community expansion

When the $300 million Clovis Community Medical Center expansion construction and renovation are complete in late 2013, more than 2,500 construction jobs will have been created and about 1.5 million hours worked — helping to make it the only comprehensive hospital in the area with all-private rooms. Once complete, the expansion will have used or installed:

  • 14,500 dump trucks of earth
  • 2,000 tons of structural steel, equal to weight of 1,080 Volkswagen Beetles
  • 10,000 cubic yards of concrete, taking more than 1,200 concrete trucks to deliver
  • 8,000 galllons of paint
  • 1,500 doors
  • 7,100 light fixtures
  • 30,000 square feet of glass
  • 15 miles of new pipe
  • 237 miles of electrical wiring
  • 400,000 pounds of new duct work
  • 300,000 square feet of duct insulation
  • 2,200 new medical gas outlets
  • 2,500 new plumbing fixtures
  • 400 new toilets
  • 1,200 tons of cooling to 800-ton system

 

Jennifer Avila-Allen reported this story. She can be reached at MedWatchToday@CommunityMedical.org.