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.