A Look Behind the Construction

Construction on Texas Center for Proton Therapy began in May 2013 with a site dedication, creating hope for more cancer survivors.

The 63,000-square-foot building is constructed with 14,500 cubic yards of concrete — enough concrete to build an eight-story parking garage or fill 4 1/2 Olympic-sized swimming pools. The building is set on 287 concrete piers to ensure maximum stability for the cyclotron, the core machine for proton therapy.

Among the many interesting construction facts:

  • If parked end-to-end, the 1,600 concrete trucks required to deliver the center’s concrete would stretch eight miles.
  • Approximately 21 miles of electrical conduit runs through the center.
  • Texas Center for Proton Therapy is the first stand-alone LEED-Certified proton therapy center in the U.S.
  • The facility will divert more than 75 percent of its waste from landfills and implement a recycling program.

Learn more about the center and see photos from its major milestones in the Milestone Timeline.

Texas Center for Proton Therapy is ready to help you fight cancer with one of the nation’s most advanced cancer-fighting technologies.

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