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