Fairhaven, MA

Southcoast Center for Cancer Care


The 50,000 sq ft facility for the Southcoast Hospital oncology system provides radiation therapy, diagnostic imaging, and other oncology services to the community and offers CT scanning equipment, a brachytherapy suite, two linear accelerators, and one mobile PET trailer dock.  SGH was the structural engineer for the project.

SGH designed the structure for the two-story building with a setback mechanical penthouse on the roof that occupies the third level.  Highlights of our work on the project include the following:

  • Designed cast-in-place concrete walls and roof framing that isolate radiation from two linear accelerators
  • Designed steel moment frames around the perimeter of the building to provide flexibility in floor plan layout for future interior remodeling
  • Designed a long-span steel structure to create a canopy over the drop-off area
  • Facilitated fast-track construction with early foundation and structural design packages
  • Designed the roof structure to support green roofs over the two linear accelerator suites
  • Developed a three-dimensional building information model (BIM) in Revit to coordinate with architecture, civil, and MEP designs

Project Summary



Completion Date
New Construction
Health Care & Life Sciences
TRO Jung|Brannen
Specialized Capabilities
Building Design

Key team members

John Thomsen
John Thomsen
New Structural Design Division Head, Boston