PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

A seven-story 300,000 square-foot hospital complex including a LEED healthcare facilty comprised of inpatient services, surgery, imaging, cancer center, as well as emergency and facility support services. The complex also includes a 441-car four-level parking structure.

ADDITIONAL PROJECT FACTS:

  • Extensive coordination required since structural drawings were submitted prior to completion of architectural design development documents.
  • Hospital framing includes composite beam/girder structural steel framing with concrete slabs on composite steel deck.
  • Both structures are supported with reinforced concrete grade beams and concrete caissons socketed into hard rock.
  • Seeking to be one of first LEED Certified hospitals.

UPMC is global health enterprise headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and one of the leading nonprofit health systems in the United States. As western Pennsylvania’s largest employer, with almost 50,000 employees, UPMC has integrated 20 hospitals, 400 doctors’ offices and outpatient sites, long-term care facilities and a major health insurance services division. It has also advanced the quality and efficiency of health care and developed internationally renowned programs in transplantation, cancer, neurosurgery, psychiatry, orthopedics, and sports medicine, among others. The project includes 116-beds, approximately 96-medical/surgical units, six operating rooms and a 16-bay emergency department. The sixth floor and other areas accommodate future growth. This new hospital will improve UPMC’s presence within Pittsburgh’s eastern suburbs. The seven-story 300,000 square-foot hospital framing includes composite beam/girder structural steel framing with concrete slabs on composite steel deck. The four-level 441-car garage framing is pre-topped pre-cast concrete. The roof-top equipment is screened with 18-foot high screen walls for the most of the building tower and lower roof structures. The north and west sides of the ground floor are laterally supported by 21-foot high 20-inch thick reinforced concrete walls. The linear accelerator includes 3- to 6-foot thick vault walls and roof. Both structures are supported with reinforced concrete grade beams and concrete caissons socketed into hard rock. The project is seeking to be LEED certified and intends to be one of the first hospitals in the country to achieve certification.

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