Presbyterian Homes retained SFCS to renovate and expand their existing facility. The renovation project replaced the existing nursing facility with sixty-four private resident rooms, designed to meet Pennsylvania Assisted Living regulations. SGH provided structural engineering services for the new addition.
SGH designed the two-story, 60,000 sq ft structure for the addition, which is integrated with the existing building. Highlights of our design include the following:
- Interior structural steel columns and beams supported on shallow concrete spread and strip footings
- Perimeter load-bearing steel stud walls, which provide a clean profile to the exterior walls without column enclosures that impact the interior layout
- Hollow core concrete floor plank, which can be erected relatively quickly, provides the required fire separation between floors, and helps to dampen noise transmission
- Prefabricated wood trusses that create the sloped roof profile and can erected in less time that conventional stick framing
- Concrete masonry for elevator and stair shafts that provide the necessary fire separation and serve as part of the lateral-load-resisting system
EXO includes two high-rise residential towers with a linking building connecting them. SGH consulted on the building enclosure design.
Parkway 301 (formerly The Shenandoah Building)
The current owner, Bill Chapman Enterprises, sought to renovate and repurpose the building as a residential property with eighty-nine new apartments and renovated ground floor retail space. SGH was the structural engineer of record for the adaptive reuse project.