The Mercy Gilbert Medical Center in Gilbert, Arizona, was voted Arizona’s Best of 2005 Steel Project by McGraw-Hill Construction Magazine’s Southwest Contractor Magazine, now called ENR Southwest. Designed by Moon Mayoras with steel design and build by eSteel Design-Build Group and fabrication by AMFAB Inc., the award narrative reads as follows:
The 360,000-square-foot four-story medical facility is situated on a 60-acre site and includes an emergency room, imaging center, operating rooms, an intensive care unit, patient beds, outpatient services, meeting facility and administration area. Also included are patient care facilities with departments that include post-partum and surgical areas, and a 10,547-square-foot central plant.
The structural system includes elevated floors with structural concrete over a composite metal deck supported by composite steel beams and composite steel girders. The roof includes a metal deck over steel joists and steel beams supported by steel girders and the vertical support system has steel columns. The lateral system includes steel-braced frames. However, two separate options were used when it was found that each was the most cost-effective for different portions of the building, through comparative analysis of different systems and strategies to ascertain the most efficient method.
“This was an extremely complex steel project,” judges agreed.
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