During the design process, the hospital’s radiology practice received particular attention. As well as MRI and CT scanners, and eight operating theatres, it features an oncology unit with two dedicated oncology bunkers – special rooms for treating cancer patients using a machine called a Variant Linear Accelerator.
These bunkers have unique specifications to ensure the radiation used is contained, posing challenges for construction and budget. After a value engineering process, in collaboration with the University of Pretoria, our team found a solution that saved significant cost and time. High-density concrete slab and lead bricks were replaced with standard density, high-reinforced concrete slab and mild steel, allowing us to achieve the desired impact with greater efficiency.