Pare provided engineering services as part of the Project Team which designed a new community living facility for the Veterans of Rhode Island. The new complex was built on the grounds of the former Rhode Island Veterans Home and accommodates different levels of nursing care and expanded rehabilitation services. The $120 million project consists of a 208-bed facility that includes medical, nursing, and rehabilitative care.
Pare provided engineering design for site and utility improvements, as well as geotechnical engineering, wetlands investigations, environmental permitting, and construction-phase services.
Before construction could start in earnest, an historic water tower had to be moved. The 60-foot structure, which was built in the 1890s and resembles a lighthouse, was moved 807 feet west of its original location by way of “tire dollies.” It now helps designate the entrance to the new facility and greets visitors to the completed state-of-the-art RI Veterans Home at this historical site.