Triumph Modular Completes Award-Winning $1.2 Million Mammography Center for Cambridge Hospital

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Modular design wins national award

Triumph Modular Construction has completed construction of a $1.2 million digital mammography center for Cambridge Hospital in Cambridge, MA. The project was honored with a 2006 “Award of Distinction” from the Modular Building Institute.

The Cambridge Hospital mammography center presented some unusual challenges for Triumph Modular. Fourteen individual sections of the 4,300 square foot building were designed and built off-site, then lifted by crane over the hospital’s existing four-story buildings. In some places, the new units had just six inches of clearance as they were placed alongside existing structures.

The modules were then assembled in an area previously occupied by a courtyard. Trellis grating was installed over many areas of the exterior cladding so ivy and vines will grow over the surface, providing a covering of "green" for a garden-like setting for staff and patients looking out the windows of the existing hospital.

The center features the very latest in digital mammography equipment and technology, along with patient examination rooms, waiting rooms, office space, records storage rooms and sleeping quarters for physicians. All were designed and built ahead of time in a climate-controlled environment to ensure quality and maintain a tight schedule.    

Thanks to an accelerated schedule made possible through Triumph’s modular construction process, the mammography center was operational an estimated six months earlier than if traditional “site built” construction was used. In addition, the modular method of construction meant that there was almost no disruption to ongoing hospital operations during the construction process. The preparation work on the courtyard site was done quickly and with minimal fuss, and the final “drop-in” installation was completed in a single day.

At its 2006 national conference, the Modular Building Institute honored Triumph Modular with a first place award for Healthcare Structures under 5,000 square feet for its installation of the Cambridge Hospital mammography center. Triumph also received an Honorable Mention in the Healthcare category for its construction of a private dental office for Lincoln Square Dental, Worcester, MA.

Triumph Modular, a division of Triumph Leasing Corp., Littleton, MA, is one of the largest modular construction specialists in the Northeast United States. The company provides temporary and permanent modular construction solutions for schools, hospitals, manufacturers, businesses and municipalities throughout New England. Triumph also provides mobile office trailers and storage solutions.

For additional information about Triumph Modular, call 800-727-2813 or visit


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