MCKAY DEE HOSPITAL ADDITION & AUDITORIUM
Project Confirmation Number: 6553
Commercial: Office Buildings, Warehouses, Hospitals, Big-Box Store,
and Strip Malls
4401 Harrison Blvd
Ogden, UT 844403
Brief description of the project:
The project involved expansions of all four floors of the hospital, which extended to the east. On the first floor, the education center added two rooms, a 200-plus-seat theater-style auditorium for the latest educational technology, a large multi-function reception hall and an outdoor patio adjacent to the existing pond.
The second floor added six patient rooms for the Joint and Spine Service Center. Expansion of the third floor has six additional intermediate-care patient rooms, and expansion of the fourth floor is shelled space fused for technical equipment supporting the floors below. Ten patient rooms were also added to the rehabilitation center.
Size of Building:
Amount of Masonry Used (include all types and number of units):
12 inch CMU- 4,200 units
8 inch CMU- 5,300 units
4 inch CMU Veneer- 1,000 units
Natural Stone Veneer- 9,000 sq. ft.
GFRC Panels- 74.
Project completion date: October 2015
Explain the project and its unique use of masonry materials and techniques.
The masonry on the project consists of structural CMU, CMU veneer, full-bed natural stone veneer and mechanically anchored GFRC panels. Masonry played an integral part of the healing environment design by providing a strong connection to the outside. The use of CMU and natural stone in the exterior walls of the new educational center blends perfectly with the existing structure and the surrounding mountain views and landscape. The center’s large stone radius wall proved to be a construction challenge for the mason contractor. The north to south radius wall was designed on a slope and required the mason contractor to perform many cuts on angles. Halfway through the project the stone supplier’s quarry closed down and the mason contractor had to find an alternative source of stone that would match/blend with the existing building and the newly installed stone units. The mason contractor was able to source stone from a building that had been demolished and carefully blended them into the balance of the new addition. Due to the tight site layout, the mason contractor utilized a crane to move stone into the site. Again due the limited space on site, the crane operator was unable to see the where he would be placing the materials so radio communication was only used to give the crane operations instruction on placement of the masonry materials.
INTERMOUNTAIN HEALTH CARE
BIG D CONSTRUCTION
AMCOR AN OLDCASTLE COMPANY
GFRC UNLIMITED DESIGNS
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