Degenkolb designed the 780,000 square foot, thirteen-story hospital tower. The project went from schematic design to OSHPD approved permit in 18 months using an incremental review process during the design. By achieving approval so quickly, Degenkolb saved the client approximately $50 million in escalation costs. Special design considerations included seismic drift control using a tuned buckling restrained braced system and vibration control for sensitive equipment and operating rooms. The project team including design-assist MEP contractors utilized BIM to coordinate all the above-ceiling systems within the most cost effect story height. The hospital is part of the multi-facility campus project including central plant, and health services building.
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