St. Joseph Hospital of Orange – East/West Wing & Main Buildings

HDC was commissioned to work with the design team to retrofit St. Joseph Hospital of Orange, a hospital built before 1973 and classified as SPC-1. Two buildings at the facility will receive a SPC-2 upgrade based on a nonlinear analysis and specific design criteria for the use of fibre reinforced polymers (FRPs). The advanced composite materials were used for a variety of structural deficiencies, including, column shear, diaphragm shear, wall shear, diaphragm chords, collectors, shrinkage joint shear transfer and life safety catch mechanisms. The FRPs were selected in order to minimize disruption to the operating facilities and provide the most cost-effective design solution.

LOCATION
Orange, California

STRUCTURAL ENGINEER
KPFF

TYPE
Retrofit

SIZE
N/A

HDC RESPONSIBILITIES
Planning & Design/Build Services

DELIVERY METHOD
Design/Build Services

COMPLETION
2012