Southside Regional Medical Center Petersburg, Virginia
Atlantic Constructors was hired to install mechanical systems at the new Southside Regional Medical Center. Atlantic hired DrillCore to drill 2,800 cores through a six-inch-thick wire-mesh pan deck floor, as well as two twenty-inch and four fourteen-inch holes in a reinforced wall. The floor cores ranged from three to fourteen inches. DrillCore used two drills and averaged seventy-five holes per day.
The job was extremely safety oriented, and there were core spotters at all times to maintain a safe environment. Safety glasses and steel-toe boots were requirements, and in general, safety procedures were constantly monitored and followed by the members of the crew. The emphasis on safety was especially important due to hazards such as frozen floors.