Historical Construction Project Proves Poughkeepsie, NY is Ready for a Comeback!
American Fireproofing Inc. (AFI) worked with the joint venture team, Walsh Construction Group and Consigli Construction, to complete the new Vassar Brothers Medical Center patient pavilion. Standing beautifully over the Hudson Valley, this center’s design mimics the flow and aesthetics of the nearby Hudson River.
The New York Times reported, about 80 miles north of Manhattan this postindustrial city, once a hub for manufacturing and train service, is heading for a rebound. With rezoned neighborhoods, tax breaks and developers on the scene, there are plans for new apartment buildings near new restaurants and craft breweries. Growing the population and housing prices are on the rise.
Included in this miniboom is the largest construction project in Poughkeepsie, NY history, The Vassar Brothers Medical Center patient pavilion. Boasting 750,000 square feet and 7 stories above the Hudson River, this project is on track to be open to patients in 2020.
For this project, AFI utilized several Isolatek International products including CAFCO 400. This spray-applied fireproofing product has been extensively tested for fire resistance and is rated for up to 4 hours of fire protection for floor assemblies, beams, joists, columns and roof assemblies. On the projects exposed steel, AFI sprayed CAFCO SprayFilm WB 5, since it’s the most durable of the intumescent fireproofing products and able to withstand abuse.
City of Poughkeepsie Mayor John Tkazuik stated, “This project will serve as a catalyst for economic development and provide a stabilizing environment for businesses and homeowners in Poughkeepsie. It will play a major role in community revitalization and allow residents access to high-quality healthcare they deserve right here in our community.”
Being able to contribute to the rebirth of this excellent city has been a very rewarding experience for the AFI team. American Fireproofing Inc. looks forward to future projects with Walsh Construction Group and Consigli Construction.