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Roane Medical Center construction: Just the facts

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• The site crew has moved 260,000 cubic yards of earth. Comparatively, nearly 21 feet of dirt covers the University of Tennessee’s Shields-Watkins Field.

• The campus has 831 tons of structural steel. Elephants average 5 tons, so that’s about 166 elephants.

• There’s 78,000 square feet of dry wall. About 2 acres, or nearly 16 football fields.

• The 545,000 feet of light gauge framing is equivalent to 104 miles.

• There are 183,000 bricks. That’s 3.5 per Roane Countian.

• The copper wire stretches 788,400 feet. Or 149 miles. It is 143 miles from RMC to Nashville.

• The campus has 240,000 feet of conduit. Or 45 miles.  It is 40 miles from RMC to Knoxville.

• How much asphalt has been laid? Try 24,000 tons. The Eiffel Tower weighs about 10,000 tons; that would be 2.4 Eiffel Towers.

• There’s 14,400 feet, or nearly 3 miles, of curb.

• About 175,000 square feet of flooring has been laid. Or 4 acres, or 35 football fields.

• Lots of paint, too — about 600 gallons.

Source: Covenant Health