In an effort to better serve the area, UNC Hospitals will transfer approximately 68 beds from the main hospital on the UNC Chapel Hill campus to this new facility located in Hillsborough north of I-40 at NC 86.
Stewart was responsible for the structural design for this project which consists of a 265,000-square-foot hospital with a bed tower wing and a diagnostic and treatment (D&T) wing, a 60,000-square-foot medical office building, and a 14,000-square-foot central utility plant. The D&T wing of the main hospital building consists of a partial basement and two levels above grade. The floor framing is a combination of a cast-in-place two-way flat plate concrete slab over the basement area and composite steel construction for the remaining floor levels and roof. The lateral load-resisting system is concrete shear walls. The D&T wing was designed for very restrictive vibration criteria due to the intended occupancy including operating rooms and an imaging department. It features a two-story main entrance lobby and a large cantilevered canopy.
A complicated system of retaining walls and elevated structure surround the loading dock as the emergency room entrance with ambulance traffic is located directly above it. The bed tower wing has four levels above grade with no basement. The floor framing is composite steel construction with a steel braced frame lateral load resisting system. The central utility plant is a single-story steel-framed structure and includes a large service yard.
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