RUSH Construction, Inc.: Building with Integrity Since 1984

RUSH Completes Back-to-Back Projects for Health First:

Health First PET/CT Medical Group Cancer 
Center, Melbourne, FL 

Health First PET/CT Scan As  Design/Build Contractor, the most challenging and rewarding part of this project focused on the design-build construction delivery method along with a very aggressive schedule that minimized the facility's downtime. The design-build approach gave RUSH the ability to put together a select group of subcontractors, working in conjunction with the Owner. This approach allowed for the facility to be  back up and running in 6 weeks, rather than the usual 3 months required in a typical setting.  

Health First HRMC MRI Renovation

Melbourne, FL


A major challenge with this project involved removing the original 17,000 pound MRI magnet and installing the new one into the facility, approximately 140 feet into the heart of the hospital.


After examining the existing structure carefully, RUSH designed an overhead entry plan for the magnet that utilized a 250 ton crane for a critical lift.  The old magnet and chiller were removed through an access opening made in the roof, and the new magnet was installed using the same method.


With the goal of reducing the project duration from 6 months down to 3 months, RUSH continued with a seemingly impossible schedule, passing the AHCA inspection on the 90th day. The facility ultimately had only 45 days of downtime. 

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Meet Al Forbes, Director of the Medical/Commercial Group:

As Director of the Medical/Commercial Group at RUSH, Al Forbes is responsible for leading all aspects of project management and field operations, including business development and marketing efforts, for healthcare and commercial related projects that RUSH is involved in.

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Al started at RUSH in early 2013, as the company began developing a stronger focus on medical and commercial projects. "When I first looked into RUSH, there were three distinctions that made them stand out from others in the industry," said Forbes. "The first was the fact that RUSH is an employee-owned company. Second, RUSH's emphasis on safety, employing a full-time safety director, is both rare and admired. Last, RUSH's litigation-free history spoke for itself in terms of client satisfaction and standard of work."


During his first several months with the company, Forbes was struck by RUSH's dedication to its values and focus on client satisfaction. "William Chivers (President) and Ed Rabel (Founder) provided tremendous leadership and support for this new role for RUSH in the medical/commercial industry," Al remarked. "They continue to set a very strong example, and inspire each person here to deliver results that go above and beyond any expectations a client may have."


Al's favorite project so far was Parrish Medical Center's Diagnostic Imaging & Urgent Care Center. RUSH served as Design/Builder for this project, an approach that gave RUSH the ability to put together a design team and hand-pick subcontractors, working together with the Owner. "The design-build delivery method, along with an extremely challenging schedule, allowed for project completion in an astounding 10 weeks, rather than the 8 months required in a normal environment."


A Florida native, Al moved to Brevard County from South Florida in 1968. He and his wife, Angela, have been married for 22 years, and have two sons. Al enjoys playing golf, spending time with his family, and being involved in his sons' extracurricular activities. He has coached his sons, starting when they were 5 years old, in soccer, basketball, golf, baseball, and lacrosse. Al also serves as a board member for several of these programs.


Al's Favorite Saying:   "Do unto others as you would have others do unto you."   (Matthew 7:12)


"Integrity is better capital than money. You can accumulate it just like money, and you can use it just like money, but it goes further, and is enduring."  - Strive Masiyiwa