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Project Update: Highland Hospital Tower

Ryan Biggs | Clark Davis is providing structural engineering design services for the multi-phase Tower project at Highland Hospital in Rochester, NY.

Phase 2 is under construction currently and includes a vertical expansion of a 2016 project, adding approximately 80,000 sf of space. The $70 million Phase 2 Tower project will top out at nine stories and will include: patient rooms; a new entry and exterior patient pick-up area; expanded mechanical space at the 3rd floor and a new mechanical penthouse at the 8th floor; three elevators and multiple additional stair access; and select structural demolition of a portion of the existing hospital and reconfiguration of space at the east side of the addition.

The structure of the building consists of a structural steel moment frame supported by concrete grade beams and pile caps. The concrete foundations are supported by deep pile foundations. Floors consist of composite concrete slabs. Ryan Biggs | Clark Davis designed the Phase 1 structure to accommodate the anticipated Phase 2 project. The firm also design pile-supported foundations for site retaining walls and a tower crane used for Phase 2 steel erection.  

HH Crane

Phase 1 completed in 2016 is 30,000-square-foot, two-story addition with a mechanical penthouse at the south side of the existing hospital. The approximate construction cost was $28 million and the project included: a surgical suite with six state-of-the-art operating rooms; a 26-bed patient unit; a new entry and exterior patient pick-up area; and approximately 10,000 square feet of renovations to the existing hospital to reconfigure space for the new addition.