The Mayo Clinic took another step towards a new era in radiation treatment when it began construction on the Richard O. Jacobson Building in Rochester, Minn., and LeJeune Steel Co. has been given the opportunity to help create it. The 110,000-square-foot facility requires 2,240 tons of fabricated structural steel. The design will allow for future growth.
The building is named after longtime Mayo patient and philanthropist Richard O. Jacobson who provided the largest lifetime gift from an individual donor to help establish the Mayo Clinic Proton Beam Therapy Program. The construction will require heavy base plates, several 5-7 inches thick, massive columns, gantry framing consisting of heavy beams and very large embeds, and laser pipe sleeves 12 inches and 10.75 inches in diameter.