Biomedical Research Building PET/MRI construction begins Dec. 2018

Construction at OHSU

Update Sept. 25, 2018: Construction for the PET/MRI suite is now is anticipated to begin in Dec. and continue through Sept. 2019. The next town hall meeting is scheduled for Nov. 1, 2018, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., in RJH 2324.  At that time, OHSU Design and Construction will have a firm construction schedule.

A PET/MRI suite and pneumatic tube system will be installed in the first floor of the Lamfrom Biomedical Research Building beginning October 2018. Construction is anticipated to continue through June 2019.

The OHSU project team and Saska Construction discussed impacts of the project at a town hall on Aug. 30, 2018. Highlights of the meeting are provided below. A second town hall will be held early October for those not able to attend the first gathering.

LBRB PET/MRI construction highlights

There will be significant construction activities during the eight months of the project and impacts are anticipated to affect levels B1, 1 and 2. In the LBRB PET/MRI presentation to the right, floor plans are color-coded by construction zone, anticipated construction dates and expected impact.


BRB PET-MRI presentation
Presentation of LBRB PET/MRI construction zones and impacts

Noise and vibration monitors will be set up during construction to monitor the impact levels and alarm if levels are reached. Details are provided in the executive summary from the noise/vibration testing conducted earlier this year.

Project update emails

Starting a week before construction begins, project notifications will be emailed weekly describing the next week’s activities and impacts. A one month look ahead will be included in each weekly update. If you want to receive project notifications, email Shelley Bonaduce at

The project team understands that this will be an impactful project and they are working to limit these impacts as much as possible.

Contact Shelley Bonaduce at with questions, suggestions or feedback, or to receive project update emails.

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