Medical Construction & Design

JUL-AUG 2018

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MCDM AG.COM | J U LY/AUGUST 2018 | Medical Construction & Design 19 began utilizing the hospital's services, there was an obvi- ous need for expansion and renovations. The expansion included the construction of a 24,350-square-foot, three-story patient tower, which added 84 additional beds to the facility. IWR North America was commissioned early on during the design-assist phase as the sole building envelope con- tractor. During the design-as- sist phase, IWR worked with a glazing contractor to design the custom-unitized curtain- wall systems. The design team started with a chassis from previous systems and the system was modifi ed to fi t the aesthetic component of the design intent. New extrusions were made, and a new system was designed that was specifi c to the needs of the hospital. The tower expansion was completed in one year. Trend #2: Phenolic panels Another trend seen in the industry is the use of phenolic panels. Phenolic-cladding panels off er nearly an endless amount of fi nish, design and color options. These panels are innovative, functional and aesthetic, bringing rhythms and depths to architectural claddings. For healthcare systems, phenolic panels are a great choice because of their durability, weather resistance and low maintenance. Phenolic panels are avail- able for exterior and inte- rior wall claddings and can withstand high abuse. They are unaff ected by changes in temperature and humidity and also are resistant to harsh chemicals. With the SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital West project, both rainscreen cladding systems used aluminum com- posite material and phenolic panels attached to a custom- designed, thermally isolated sub-girt system. The archi- tect wanted an organic look, utilizing directional grain and anodized aluminum fi nish to the ACM panel systems. The phenolic panels were oriented in a randomized pattern fea- turing one color while rotating varying degrees. By varying the orientation of the panels, the overall look appeared to be unsystematic, meeting the architect's desired texture and aesthetics. EXTERIOR continued page 21 >> Spotlight Building Exteriors A-8492-0618 ©2018 LATICRETE International, Inc. All trademarks shown are the intellectual properties of their respective owners. www.laticrete.com | 1.800.243.4788 SPARTACOTE ™ FLEX PURE ™ Clinical Plus Doctors' Off ices Waiting Roo m s High Traffic Areas Operating Roo m s g P atient Roo m s Bat h rooms Q Mitigates microbial growth Q Fast return to service Q Easy maintenance Q Dozens of colors and textures Q Safe, high traction flooring A Silver Ion, Antimicrobial Coating for Demanding Floors.

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