Nemours Children's Hospital Orlando

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Nemours Children's Hospital Orlando
Nemours Children's Hospital Orlando

The Nemours Children’s Hospital includes four buildings on a 60-acre campus. The two seven-story, cast-in-place concrete hospital and clinic buildings and two steel-framed, two-story structures for the central energy plant and loading dock/data centers provide over 600,000 sq ft of space. SGH provided structural and building enclosure design services for the four new structures.

Scope | Solutions

Highlights of our work for this project include the following:

  • Designed all structures for 150 mph design wind speeds to meet FEMA designation as an Enhanced Hurricane Protection Area

  • Prepared an early structural design package to meet the expedited schedule

  • Continually updated the design during construction to accommodate owner and architect changes

  • Provided a three-dimensional Building Information Model (BIM) to the construction team to facilitate mechanical coordination with concrete shear walls in the hospital and clinic buildings

  • Designed the structures for two green roof gardens providing a tranquil setting for patients and their families

  • Designed a 30-ft tall cantilevered steel screen wall around the central energy plant mechanical yard for acoustical and visual concerns

  • Designed several cantilevered concrete entrance portals with overhang lengths of up to 28 ft

  • Collaborated with the geotechnical engineer to specify vibratory stone column soil improvements for increasing allowable soil bearing capacity and facilitating the use of shallow foundations

  • Consulted on the building enclosure, including cladding selection, curtain wall fabrication, joint detailing, and below-grade waterproofing

  • Tested the building enclosure’s performance and provided regular on-site inspections and construction reviews of the building enclosure as part of the owner’s Quality Assurance program

  • Provided building enclosure commissioning services to the owner to test and monitor the exterior cladding systems of all buildings on the campus

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