O,R&L Construction News

To get into the spirit of giving this Holiday Season, O,R&L made donations to The Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven and to Leeway. O,R&L believes that it is important to give back to the local community, and will continue to participate in fundraisers and charitable donations throughout 2014.

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South Windsor Mayor Thomas Delnicki and Hartford Hospital's CEO Jeffrey Flaks holding the scissors


South Windsor, CT: O,R&L Construction participated as Design Builder at the Grand Opening for the new Hartford Hospital Family Health Center at 1559 Sullivan Avenue in South Windsor, CT on September 28th.   The Grand Opening was a family event to introduce the new health center to the community. Jeffrey Flaks, Hartford Hospital’s CEO, Dr. Kent Stahl, CEO of Hartford Healthcare Medical Group and Thomas Delnicki, South Windsor’s mayor, presented the new center to the community and lead the ribbon cutting ceremony. The Center’s physicians and other staff members also took part in the ribbon cutting. O,R&L was the design builder for this 16,000 square foot two story, medical office building, which is a LEED registered project.

This new medical office building was designed, constructed and will be maintained sustainably. Through strict specifications and documentation this building respects the site and the community, reduces energy and water use, incorporates certified, regional and recycled materials and maintains healthy indoor air quality.

The Hartford Hospital Family Health Center provides primary and urgent care to all ages, seven days a week. This is the first environmentally friendly building for Hartford Hospital, which will set the standard for future buildings. The building is also one of the first LEED registered medical centers in the state of Connecticut.


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left to right: Mayor Peter Nystrom, Katherine Lord, Paul Chase, Chuck Seeman, State Representative Kevin Ryan, Senator Cathy Osten, Paul Mathieu


Norwich, CT: O,R&L Construction participated as Construction Manager at the groundbreaking ceremony for the expansion and renovations at The Edward & Mary Lord Family Health Center/ United Community and Family Services at 47 Town Street in Norwich, CT on August 14th. The groundbreaking ceremony consisted of a presentation on the community outreach that UCFS participates in and a ceremonial breaking of a wall in the adjoining retail space to be expanded into. Edward and Mary Lord and mayor of Norwich Peter Nystrom were honored at the ceremony with the role of helping to break the wall. O,R&L is renovating 25,000 sq. ft of existing space and a 6,500 sq. ft 2 story addition. This will allow for new waiting rooms, exam rooms, new offices and a new entrance increasing healthcare access by 47%.

Guest speakers were UCFS CEO Chuck Seeman; Pamela Kinder, Vice President of Marketing and Facilities for UCFS; Janette Edwards, manager of community benefits at the William W. Backus Hospital and Evelyn Barnum, CEO of the Community Health Center Association of Connecticut. Deb Kievits of Norwich was honored as one of the Health Center Superheroes by the Community Health Center Association of Connecticut.

UCFS is a non-profit Community Health Center offering services to the insured, underinsured and uninsured.

O,R&L Construction is a full service commercial construction company offering services in Construction Management, General Contracting, Design Build and Integrated Services to a wide range of clients including nonprofit, healthcare, laboratory, corporate and manufacturing entities. O,R&L builds sustainable, support the local chapter of the USGBC and aim to preserve our natural environment.


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left to right: Senator Richard Blumenthal, Andrea Montgomery-CHS CEO,
Congressman John B. Larson, Todd Renz-President of O,R&L Construction Corp.

Windsor, CT O,R&L Construction as Design Builder recently completed the new medical office space fit-out for Community Health Services, Inc. in Windsor, CT. The Windsor location is a 3700 SF health clinic with convenient highway access that provides health services to the Windsor community.

The new Community Health Services project included integrated design and budgeting for a clinical medical space including exam, clinical support and administrative space. Renovation incorporated a complete demolition of existing space, new MEP systems and a detailed medical fit-out. Early involvement allowed O,R&L to assist in programming for this small footprint, resulting in a cost-effective, aesthetically-pleasing environment with efficient flow throughout the new space.      

A ribbon-cutting event was held in celebration of the completion of this new facility. In attendance were Congressman John B. Larson and Senator Richard Blumenthal, who both spoke on the need and relevance of healthcare services to the community for this federally-qualified health center.

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New England Healthcare Engineers Society
NEHES 2012 Fall Conference
Wednesday October 3rd

MassMutual Center, Springfield, MA
Session: Sustainable Design & Construction


Tanya Cutolo AIA LEED AP BD+C - Director, Design and Business Development O,R&L Construction Corp.
chair, CTGBC Healthcare Committee

Nick Michnevitz AIA - Principle, MBH Architecture
co-chair, CTGBC Healthcare Committee

Understand and implement sustainable design and construction practices in healthcare projects. Case study example of implementing the USGBC LEED for new construction for a medical office building. The economic, patient service and community benefits.

Conference Theme: Revolutionizing Tomorrow's Healthcare Environment

Sustainable Healthcare design and construction is tomorrow's reality, today’s revolution. Learning and implementing sustainable strategies for healthcare building projects is a necessary step towards environmental, community and economic responsibility.

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Todd Renz, as chair member of CTGBC, attended the Power On ceremony at IKEA in New Haven today. Said to be the largest solar installation in the state: the rooftop system is 118,000 SF and consists of 3,920 panels that officials say will reduce carbon dioxide by 836 tons, the equivalent of powering 95 homes for a year.

(Dan Etsy, Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection & Todd Renz, President of O,R&L Construction, in front of the IKEA rooftop installation)



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Plainfield, CT: O,R&L Construction is proud to announce the completion of the Plainfield's Backus Emergency Care Center. A ribbon-cutting event with a tour of the facility was held on Tuesday, June 26. In attendance were Plainfield’s First Selectman Paul Sweet; David Whitehead, President & CEO of Backus Hospital; Dr. Robert Sidman, Chief of Emergency Services for Backus Hospital; Robert Duval, Deputy Fire Chief and members of the community.

This 13,000 SF Design Build development project included pre-construction services consisting of site development, state & local zoning approvals and building design for both shell and interior fit-out. Besides the state, town and hospital requirements, this building also received CON approval and passed DPH inspection/review. The center contains 12 treatment rooms, convenient care for non-life-threatening illnesses or injuries, diagnostic imaging and laboratory services.

The sustainable characteristics of this building include: construction waste management, IAQ management-which included air filters during and after construction; low VOC materials were utilized and a green seal cleaning process for the final cleaning. As the project developed, there was no increased stormwater runoff into the DOT system.

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