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  • Location
    Brighton, Massachusetts
  • Year
  • Installation Duration
  • Sq Ft
  • DIRTT Partner
    Creative Office Pavilion
  • Client
    Steward Health Care

Building at the speed of health

St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center is a Boston University teaching hospital and the tertiary care center for the Steward Health Care system. They were looking to add 16 beds to their medical-surgical unit and Steward wanted to find a way to standardize their spaces going forward. Using DIRTT to create their headwall assemblies allowed them to check two very important boxes.

First, speed. When patient rooms aren’t in use, the lost revenue can reach up to $15,000 a day. On this project, the cost of DIRTT’s headwall assemblies was within 1% of other considered solutions, but they shaved valuable time off the schedule. Assembled headwalls arrive pre-wired with all levels of power, pre-piped with flexible medical gas lines, and installed in a fraction of the time compared to conventional construction schedules.

Second, resilience and flexibility. Headwalls are filled with a wide variety of sophisticated clinical equipment. Being able to easily access, repair, and update that equipment brings substantial operational maintenance savings. DIRTT wall panels remove quickly offering easy access to the in-wall headwall components. This allows St. Elizabeth’s to easily add utilities or new technology, change acuity levels, and address ongoing maintenance issues. And they can do it in just a few hours instead of having to shut down the room or whole unit for days.

The result was an accessible, responsive, standardized solution that can easily be repeated on any of their future projects.

The DIRTT team went to extraordinary lengths to ensure our project was successful. They worked diligently with our A/E team and with the construction manager to plan and coordinate every detail of the headwall fabrication and installation.

Andy Rougas, Director of Planning and Design, Corporate Real Estate and Facilities, Steward
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    Photo Credit: Robert Benson Photography
  • Photo Credit: Robert Benson Photography

The safer system

DIRTT Flex Gas is a tested, proven, future-proof medical gas system. It uses flexible hoses instead of fixed-in-place copper pipes.


Efficient electrical

DIRTT’s quick-connect power makes for rapid on-site installation. All while it reduces waste and improves adaptability for any future changes. 


The look of permanence

The Enzo™ system delivers a chic aesthetic with slim reveals. It gives a sense of permanence in a modular space.


Easy-to-clean walls

DIRTT’s healthcare optifiller encloses Enzo reveals between wall panels. It makes an easy-to-clean surface and improves infection prevention.


Latest tech in the walls

Cleanly integrate any type of technology and keep it secure. Maximize function and looks while you save space.

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