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Warwick, RI – E.W. Burman, Inc. is proud to announce that they have been awarded the construction contract for the 50,000-square-foot inpatient and admissions center expansion set among the existing hospital’s existing campus on Providence’s East Side.

When construction starts this spring, the $17 million expansion will be one of the largest construction projects in the state. The addition of this three-story facility is expected to add 26 beds and approximately 68 new permanent positions within Butler Hospital.  E.W. Burman is very excited to provide between 150 and 200 temporary well-needed construction jobs during a prolonged period of depressed building activity within the State of Rhode Island.

The three story building designed by David Tidwell of Yoder + Tidwell Architects features a pair of overlapping arches that form the entrance and provide the design’s central metaphor of “opening up to wellness. The plan was sort of an unpeeling and revealing, kind of like the skins of an onion,” Said Tidwell. “As you peel back some of the pain the patients have, you come to a greater understanding of the path to wellness.”

Edward W. Burman, Jr, President is proud of all the work his team completed to win this competitive construction contract. “By no means was this an easy contract to be awarded. It involved lengthy prequalification and bidding stage among stiff competition. I am very proud of the professionalism and hard work within our team to secure this contract.” Burman said. “Now, I just want to focus on providing Butler Hospital with an on-time, quality project that they and every client expect of us. We look forward to exceeding their expectations.”

This month, E.W. Burman will be obtaining all permits required and anticipates breaking ground in April.  The yearlong project is scheduled for completion by the summer of 2013.