Size: 620 sq. ft.
Project: Abbeville Area Medical Center
Location: Abbeville, S.C.
Abbeville Area Medical Center was in need of adding a new MRI unit to their existing facility. Due to limited space and the need for a permanent location for their new MRI machine, Abbeville Area Medical Center believed that a modular unit would be more cost efficient, opposed to a mobile unit. The design had to maintain a cohesive architectural aesthetic with the existing campus, the placement had to fit within the available footprint, and the construction had to be carried out in a manner that did not disrupt daily medical operations.
AMC selected IMS because of their experience and proposed solution, which included a single modular building to house the MRI with a connection to an existing walkway integrating the addition to the medical center. IMS partnered with Canon Medical Systems to help the hospital finance the project for their new MRI unit.
With a brick exterior, the modular building blends effortlessly into the overall medical center. Modular construction proved to be an effective solution because not only did it minimize operational disruption, it also allowed site work to progress concurrently with the fabrication of the modular unit, thereby reducing the project schedule.