COVID-19 Emergency Hospital Designed by the Institute to Be Completed
In order to win the battle against the unexpected COVID-19 epidemic and provide a professional institution of disease prevention and control for citizens, Tangshan municipal Party Committee and government decided to construct a new emergency hospital, which is at the city’s southeast corner and adjacent to Tangshan Infectious Diseases Hospital. The Institute was assigned as the general design contractor of the hospital project.
Early on the morning of February 13, Zhang Gujiang, deputy governor of Hebei Province and secretary of Tangshan municipal party committee, inspected the construction site of the hospital. He gave important instructions and positive appraisal to the construction project and expressed solicitude for the constructers. Zhang Gujiang was accompanied on the trip by Ding Xiufeng and Cao Quanmin, mayor and deputy mayor of Tangshan respectively. On the site, Li Shuanglai, vice president of the Institute attended their whole inspection tour.
Since the Institute received the urgent assignment on the fifth day of lunar January, the Institute has been busy with a series of design-related work. Under the deployment of President Wang Chunyan and the direct leadership of Vice President Li Shuanglai, the engineers of Project Management Center and Reinforcement Design Section Ⅴcompleted the approval procedures, schemes, design and optimization of construction drawings, and coordination in respect to construction issues. To ensure that the project was advanced on schedule, the Institute’s project participants, whether leaders or designers, went all out in a designing-while-constructing manner, regardless of personal safety and loss. With the earthwork excavation starting on February 1, they had revised and optimized the design and construction plan multiple times by working more closely with the construction and the hospital teams. They strived against the clock for the hospital in a firm belief of winning the battle against the virus!
After 14 days and nights of struggling by the Institute together with the construction team, the emergency hospital against the novel coronavirus was about to be completed and put into use. Its completion in only 20 working days not only sets a record in Tangshan city in hospital construction speed, but also demonstrates the Institute’s commitment and contribution to the city.