Most hospitals in New England are made up of buildings of different vintages, and that makes for a real challenge when it comes to working on interiors and exteriors while keeping the spaces functioning. The Miriam Hospital’s largest older building has been built on three sides which makes the access quite difficult. The project consisted of replacement of the building’s 140 - 7’x7’ 1960s-era windows with new insulated units, while also replacing masonry flashing around the perimeter of the building on all four floors. The demolition and masonry work required that the staging on the outside of the building be wrapped in plastic and under negative air to prevent dust from entering patient rooms. The project was broken into twenty-three phases – around six windows at a time – so as to not impact a great number of patient rooms. With the exception of the staging, Pariseault Builders is equipped to self-perform the containment, window replacement, flashing and masonry work on this project. This is the second project of this type we’ve done with Miriam since 2012.