Aurora Health Care ~ Kenosha Cancer Center

Kenosha, Wisconsin

Project Description

The Aurora Health Center is designed to both increase access to cancer patient treatment, as well as improve the level of care in the Kenosha area. Service goals aim to treat 750 chemotherapy and radiation patients annually, which increases current volumes by 30 percent. Quality of care will be improved by new technologies, trial treatment and studies and complementary services, such as massage therapy and acupuncture.

Boldt is serving as developer and contractor for Aurora Health Care’s 61,000-sq.-ft. cancer center and physician office building located in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The greenfield facility, located less than one mile from the hospital campus, provides the growing cancer service line with improved visibility, expansion capability and two linear accelerators, 25 infusion bays, pain management, ophthalmology and a third party retina center.

The cancer treatment space which is about 35,000 square feet, includes two linear accelerators, medical oncology exam rooms, radiation oncology exam rooms, chemotherapy infusion bays, physician offices, nursing stations and reception areas.

A 20,000 square foot medical office building houses pain management and ophthalmology services, including general exam rooms, procedure rooms, an optometry lab, retail area and reception areas.

The project is owned, developed and constructed by Boldt.

Boldt has used a Takt Time interactive and collaborative scheduling technique to efficiently plan and schedule structural and enclosure activities. Planning maps have been integrated into the schedules to help visualize the overall plan. This has been integrated into the Last Planner process and daily huddle meetings to allow for the most up to date field activities and coordination.

The mechanical, plumbing and electrical trades are fully utilizing a BIM model to coordinate their work, increase productivity and eliminate conflicts.

Unique Challenges

  • Securing project approvals from the local developer's association, the city of Kenosha and three state of Wisconsin agencies (Dept. of Transportation, Dept. of Natural Resources and Dept. of Safety and Professional Services)

  • The developer's association requires that a private road connection be established for the entire development as part of the project budget this was complicated by the fact the DOT had recently taken control of the primary access road, changing the approvals required for driveway access permits and necessitating a traffic impact analysis

  • Joining the project team together after the design was well underway


  • Secured all project approvals in order to keep the project on its aggressive schedule despite an unexpected requirement for a traffic impact analysis

  • Secured agreement to defray some of the road costs with developer association while maintaining key access points needed for mobile medical equipment

  • Executed contract for architectural and engineering services within two weeks of being awarded the project

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Boldt's Role

Owner, Developer, Construction Manager

Key Points

  • Multiple trade foreman came together to design the details for a collaborative buildout plan for the interior rough-in of overhead MEP phases of work. As a result, smooth work happens in the field at the time of execution of work. This signifies a positive project culture where optimizing the team comes before a single individual.