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Cayuga Medical

Cayuga Medical Center Surgical Services Addition

Ithaca, NY
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Ryan Biggs | Clark Davis provided the structural design for this two-story, 10,000-gross-square-foot addition at the west side of the Cayuga Medical Center complex. The addition features four state-of-the-art operating rooms, a wound clinic, and a 5,000-square-foot mechanical penthouse providing a major upgrade to MEP systems throughout the hospital.

The structure consists of:

  • Concrete spread footing foundations bearing on bedrock with concrete grade beams for lateral bracing.
  • The floor systems consist of a concrete slab on grade at the second floor and concrete slabs on composite metal deck at the third floor and penthouse. At the penthouse, the slab on metal deck supports a jackable, isolated reinforced concrete slab, which reduces noise and vibration from large mechanical units located over the operating rooms.
  • The exterior consists of exposed architectural precast panels and curtain wall. Exterior steel building columns are encased self-consolidating concrete to mimic the existing building exterior.
  • The project also includes a structural steel overbuild on the existing roof immediately east of the addition to support drifted snow caused by the higher penthouse roof of the addition.

The estimated construction cost was $11 million.

The project won a Silver Award for Excellence in Concrete Design and Installation from the Central New York Chapter of the American Concrete Institute.