UPMC, Blair County
Keller Engineers’ Structural Engineering Division designed the structural components of this three-story, 91,000 SF medical facility which houses suites for UPMC Medical System, including radiology and imaging services. The structural system is steel frame with stud in-fill, and 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 component, as well as the ceiling, to be hung directly from the deck.
Keller Engineers has been an extremely valuable asset for us in the development/construction of our store sites by providing accurate and timely structural and site development drawings and answers to related questions. Their response and turn-around time to the Sheetz Store Development Department has been outstanding. We have no hesitation in turning to Keller Engineers for our store structural and site development needs. Joe S. Sheetz, Executive Vice President, Finance & Store Development Sheetz Corporation