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Rudolph and Sletten

February 05, 2009 07:19 ET

Rudolph and Sletten Completes Expansion of the Bakersfield Memorial Hospital

Hospital Builder, Rudolph and Sletten, Completes Medical Facility Expansion Ahead of Schedule While Meeting New Seismic Standards for 2013

REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwire - February 5, 2009) - Rudolph and Sletten announces the completion of the Bakersfield Memorial Hospital expansion. The project added four stories to an existing one-story and basement structure. The new five-story tower significantly increased the hospital's size and allowed for upgraded technology throughout the hospital including facility-wide wireless monitoring of patients.

The new five-story tower and its 70,000 square feet adds 114 new private patient rooms including, 24 new beds to the Intensive Care Unit, 60 private general medical care rooms and 30 private post-partum rooms for moms and babies. Two rooms on each floor are set up as negative pressure isolation rooms, should the need to contain infectious patients be required.

Numerous upgrades to the basement footings, columns and beams were required to meet the State's seismic standards for hospitals. The physical structure of Bakersfield Memorial Hospital now meets California earthquake standards that won't be required until 2013.

"The Bakersfield Memorial Hospital presented a number of challenges from joining the new tower into the existing structure to meeting seismic standards, all while remaining cognoscente that the hospital was continuing to operate as normal," said Martin Sisemore, President and CEO for Rudolph and Sletten. "But our well-prepared team along with the hospital's leadership met these challenges and achieved an earlier than expected completion and approval from the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD)."

The Bakersfield Memorial Hospital is a member of the Catholic Healthcare West.

About Rudolph and Sletten, Inc.

Rudolph and Sletten, Inc. ( is one of the leading general contracting firms on the West Coast. Rudolph and Sletten is a wholly owned subsidiary of Perini Corporation (NYSE: PCR), the country's ninth largest construction services company. As a pacesetter in the construction industry, Rudolph and Sletten has provided quality-oriented general contracting and construction management services for four decades. Rudolph and Sletten's expert professionals manage each job comprehensively, from site selection and preconstruction services through project completion. With its corporate headquarters in Redwood City, the company also has regional offices in Roseville, Irvine, and San Diego, California.

Rudolph and Sletten's building expertise includes virtually all types of projects with an emphasis on those markets where their technical expertise and quality excel: biotechnology and pharmaceutical research and manufacturing; electronics; nanotechnology; healthcare; and high-tech research. Other areas of expertise include corporate campuses and office buildings, hospitality, entertainment and gaming, educational institutions, and mixed-use retail facilities. Rudolph and Sletten's current clients include Hewlett-Packard, Genentech, Kaiser Permanente, Stanford University, the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Johnson & Johnson, Agilent Technologies, and the UC and CSU University systems.

About Perini Corporation

Perini Corporation (NYSE: PCR) is a leading construction services company offering diversified general contracting, construction management, and design-build services to private clients and public agencies throughout the world. Perini has provided construction services since 1894, and has established a strong reputation within their markets by executing large complex projects on time and within budget, while adhering to strict quality control measures.

Perini Corporation ( offers general contracting, preconstruction planning, and comprehensive project management services, including the planning and scheduling of the manpower, equipment, materials, and subcontractors required for a project. Perini also offers self-performed construction services including site work, concrete forming, and placement and steel erection. They are known for their hospitality and gaming industry projects, sports and entertainment, educational, transportation, healthcare, biotech, pharmaceutical, and high-tech facilities, as well as large and complex civil construction projects and construction management services to U.S. military and government agencies.

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