UPMC Altoona Logan Health CenterOwner: UPMC Project Description:
Keller Engineers’ Structural Engineering Division designed the structural components of this three-story building which will be used as partial lease space and suites for UPMC Medical System, including radiology and imaging services. The structural system is steel frame with stud in-fill and also has concrete retaining walls for the partial underground first floor. Also, a mechanical penthouse at the fourth level contains all heating and air conditioning equipment.
The floor and roof systems consist of wide flange beams that are widely spaced with an Epicore metal deck and concrete slab. Using widely spaced beams reduced the number of framing members, thus reducing erection time. The Epicore deck allows mechanical and electrical components, as well as the ceiling, to be hung directly from the deck.
Keller Engineers’ Transportation Division also designed and provided construction inspection for the accessibility to this site.Project Photos: (click on thumbnails to view larger images)