Pioneer Memorial Hospital

Stearns provided design-assist services and furnished and self erected the structural steel, joist, floor and roof deck, canopies, glulam connections, stairs, and grand entry stair for this 55,000 square foot hospital. Neenan selected the team of subcontractors at the project’s inception to establish a budget for each scope of work. The team worked collaboratively to complete the design within budget – occasionally revising and shifting scope from one trade to another in order to improve deliverables and performance while maintaining the overall budget. Value engineering ideas that were proposed and implemented included reducing the quantity of lateral resistant steel brace frames and their associated cost and replacing them with exposed precast panels which satisfied seismic requirements while providing architectural aesthetics. This coordination required real-time updates of the budget while design and scope developed.

Project Details

Location: Prineville, Oregon

Client: St. Charles Health Systems, Inc.

Contractor: Neenan Archistruction

Architect: Chris Wesche

Engineer of Record: Walker Engineering

Size: 55,000 square feet

 

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Harris Primary Care

This state-of-the-art, 90,000 sq. ft., 3-story medical office building is framed in structural steel. Stearns partnered with the Engineer-of-Record to assist with design development and component selection. The majestic, arched 3-story atrium is framed in steel and glass and is raised above the rooftop to allow for added daylight. A complimentary radius-canopy is located at the building entrance.

Project Details

Client: Harris Methodist Hospitals

Location: Bedford, Texas

Contractor: Simmonds Healthcare

Architect: Corgan Associates

Engineer-or-Record: LA Feuss

Size: 90,000 square feet

Number of Levels: 3

System Type: Structural Steel

Completion Date: 1997

 

 

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Maui Memorial

Stearns was approached by Hawaiian Dredging to provide a structural steel alternative to an original concrete design which threatened the budget and completion of the 80,000 square-foot addition. Thin shell concrete wall panels were chosen to provide the exterior skin for the building. A high degree of coordination was required to ensure that tight dimensional tolerances were achieved between bracing, secondary framing, and wall panels. Stearns’ structural steel option resulted in an economical system that brought the hospital addition to completion on time and within budget. Maui Memorial Medical Center is the oldest and largest acute care facility of the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation-operated facilities.

 

Project Details

Client: Hawaii Health Systems Corporation

Location: Maui Hawaii

Contractor: Hawaiian Dredging Construction Company

Architect: Wimberly, Allison, Tong & Goo

Engineer-of-Record: Sato Engineering

Size: 80,000 square feet

Number of Levels: 4

System Type: Structural Steel

Completion Date: 2004

 

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Olney family Clinic

A 17,800 square-foot clinic addition encompasses four physicians, ten exam rooms, two treatment rooms, and two labs. Stearns furnished and installed the structural steel, secondary steel, and metal siding for a brand new pre-engineered metal building with a masonry wainscoting exterior that will house Hamilton Hospital's new Physical Rehabilitation and Wellness Center.

Additionally, Stearns supplied the steel for the porte-cochere drive-thru, as well as provided and installed sheet metal roofing for the renovation and expansion of the existing clinic.

Project Details

Client: Olney Hamilton Hospital

Location: Olney, Texas

Contractor: Robins & Morson

Architect: Bundy, Young, Sims & Porter, Inc.

Engineer-of-Record: Fischer Engineering

Size: 17,800 square feet

Number of Levels: 1

System Type: Structural Steel, Pre-Engineered Metal Building

Completion Date: 2012

 

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Orion Dental

A 16,000 sq.ft., 3- level, steel-framed, dental office building with below-grade parking. The structure received LEED Silver Certification for its energy efficient materials and green rooftop. Stearns was recommended by Constantine Builders to provide appropriate systems, budget solutions, and administer an aggressive steel construction schedule. SmartBeams were chosen for their long-span capabilities and aesthetic "green" appeal. Stearns partnered with the Engineer-of-Record to assist with design development, procurement, and fabrication.

Project Details

Client: Orion Dental

Location: Seattle, Washington

Contractor: Constantine Builders

Architect: Stuart Silk Architects

Engineer-of-Record: KPFF Consulting Engineers

Size: 16,000 square feet

Number of Levels: 3

System Type: SmartBeam, Structural Steel

Completion Date: 2009

Awards:

A LEED Silver Certified project for its energy efficient materials and green rooftop.

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Providence Yakima

Stearns was approached by DPR Construction to redesign the over-budget concrete scheme and construct the new structural steel scheme. The collaborative process with Skilling, Ward, Magnusson, Barkshire Engineers, KMD Architects, DPR, and Stearns, significantly reduced structure cost and helped bring the project back into budget. This 80,000 sq. ft. hospital was designed with very stringent vibration criteria and includes a large heli-pad on the roof.

 

Project Details

Client: Providence Health Systems

Location: Yakima Washington

Contractor: DPR Construction, Inc.

Architect: KMD Architects

Engineer-of-Record: Skilling, Ward, Magnusson, Barkshire

Size: 80,000 square feet

Number of Levels: 2

System Type: Structural Steel

Completion Date: 1997

 

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Slocum Center

An 80,000 square-foot medical office building for Orthopedic Healthcare Northwest, P.C. The facility will serve as a landmark structure in honor of world renowned physician, Dr. Donald B. Slocum. The chosen name for this new-wave architecture is Slocum Center for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine. The 4-story building will be used for medical research and to host education programs designed for patients as well as the community.

This innovative concept was designed by Neenan Archistruction®, who turned to Stearns to assist the team with structural steel design, connection configuration, framing optimization, and vibration criteria. Stearns’ early involvement and steel collaboration allowed them to commence detailing early in the design while progressing with component selection, procurement, and fabrication. Stearns' integrated services and industry relationships resulted in the project breaking ground earlier than anticipated while maintaining an aggressive steel construction schedule.

Acknowledging Stearns involvement with the project team, Eric Monsonis, Neenan Archistruction® affirms, “Stearns provided first-rate professional pre-construction services during the design phases of the project and were an integral part of the team in optimizing the structural system. I would use Stearns again for future projects.”

A unique, challenging aspect, designed by Neenan, is the architectural ‘wave’ seen from the roof of the building and backlit for night viewing. This innovative idea was sparked from the wave design within the Slocum logo. The wave spans 110 feet in length and penetrates through the 4th floor for bracing. It is made from carefully fabricated steel plates and supporting beams to form curves that resemble a wave. Stearns assisted the design team in the selection of the roof wave supports, appropriate steel materials, and sizing and limitation resolutions. The wave is coated with a zinc primer to protect the exposed decorative steel from harsh weather elements. This theme is also apparent inside the building, which features an aesthetic, 3-story atrium with a curved floor plan to replicate the wave.

The entire construction team worked in close collaboration to successfully complete the structure on time and within budget.

Project Details

Client: McKay Investment Co., LLC

Location: Eugene, Oregon

Contractor: Neenan Archistruction®

Architect: The Neenan Company

Engineer-of-Record: Hohbach-Lewin, Inc.

Size: 80,000 square feet

Number of Levels: 4

System Type: Structural Steel

Completion Date: 2007

 

Awards:

The project received LEED Gold Certification for incorporating sustainable materials, reducing energy use, and for achieving healthy environmental standards.

AIA Peoples Choice Award in 2009

Sustainability Award in 2007 by Mayor Kitty Piercy Ratings

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Valdez Hospital

Stearns furnished the structural steel, light-gauge framing, open-web joist, metal deck, and miscellaneous steel for this 70,000 sq.ft. addition to an existing structure designed to replicate a ship. Threatened by cost and schedule overruns, Stearns was approached to assist the Engineer-of-Record with systems selection and design. The mechanical mezzanine represents the bridge of a ship with operable smoke stacks, the entry canopy is shaped to replicate the bow of a ship, and exterior walls are tilted 10 degrees from vertical and clad in a metal panel to imitate the ship’s hull. Stearns’ contributions helped to bring the project to completion within budget.

Project Details

Client: City of Valdez

Location: Valdez, Alaska

Contractor: J.E. Dunn Construction Co.

Architect: Prochaska & Associates

Engineer-of-Record: KPFF Consulting Engineers

Size: 70,000 square feet

Number of Levels: 1

System Type: Structural Steel

Completion Date: 2002

 

 

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Valley Orthopedic

This 25,000 sq.ft., steel-framed, medical office building features two floors of outpatient clinics over ground-level parking. The structure contains physician office space as well as specialty imaging and fluoroscopy. Stearns was recommended for the project by Aldrich & Associates to assist with design development of the steel framing system and architectural features. Stearns progressed with detailing early while proceeding with procurement and fabrication. Stearns' aggressive schedule and erection management aided in the successful completion of this uniquely designed, steel-framed structure on time and within budget.

Project Details

Client: Covington Medical Building

Location: Covington, Washington

Contractor: Aldrich & Associates

Architect: Taylor Gregory Butterfield Architects

Engineer-of-Record: Pacific Engineering Design

Size: 25,000 square feet

Number of Levels: 3

System Type: Structural Steel

Completion Date: 2006

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Vancouver Clinic II

A 92,800 square-foot, two-story medical office building for Vancouver Clinic in Vancouver, Washington. 

Stearns partnered with KPFF Structural Engineers to assist with the design development and frame construction encompassing the metal floor, roof deck, metal stairs, and brace frames for lateral resistance. One of the unique features of the project is the distinctive barreled high-roof that spans 260 feet in length, above the second floor. The roof was originally designed with radius beams positioned along the width of the roof. Stearns proposed limiting the amount of radius beams by positioning one beam every 27 feet and utilizing an open-web joist design as infill - a suggestion that brought significant savings to the budget.

Mark Schneider, Project Manager of The Neenan Company, stated, “R.F. Stearns has demonstrated the ability to perform under an extremely demanding schedule. The front end of the project was successfully maintained primarily through the extra efforts of Stearns. I take great pleasure in commending the folks at R.F. Stearns. From beginning to end, the process was executed by dedicated professionals at every step of the way.”

In addition to performing the steel frame scope for the project, other distinctive areas that Stearns was involved in were the mechanical trellises, which house the mechanical units located on the roof, the curved architectural exposed channel staircases, and the second-floor bridge over the open atrium area.

Jim Sarka, Project Manager of R.F. Stearns, explained, “The most important items for the project were servicing our client and meeting their schedule and budget. This fast-track project was challenging from a coordination standpoint with incorporating the steel supporting elements in the architectural features of the building. We met the important items and challenges through close coordination with our in-house staff and project team to bring the project in on time and within budget.”

Additionally, Stearns accelerated the availability of normal long-lead items, saving weeks to the construction schedule.

 

Project Details

Client: Vancouver Clinic 

Location: Vancouver, Washington

Contractor: The Neenan Company

Architect: Neenan Archistruction®

Engineer-of-Record: KPFF Consulting Engineers

Size: 92,800 square feet

Number of Levels: 2

System Type: Structural Steel

Completion Date: 2005

 

Awards:

2005 Top Project Award by Vancouver Business Journal.

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Vancouver Clinic III

Affirming the contributions of Stearns and the collective workforce, Mark Schneider, Project Manager of The Neenan Company, stated:

“R.F. Stearns has developed an integrated team of professionals who are dedicated to each and every client interaction. They are setting the standard for personal service and expertise.”

A 138,300 square-foot medical office building known as The Vancouver Clinic is located adjacent to their existing facility near the Southwest Washington Medical Center in Vancouver, Washington. The new medical building is the latest and largest of three developments and more than doubles the size of its previous facility. New construction was essential to meet the medical needs of the growing population and to offer a wide range of multi-specialty services. The super clinic consists of 3 floors, 219 exam and procedure rooms, 108 medical offices, 64 restrooms, 4 elevators, and architectural steel-framed staircases. The Vancouver Clinic has served Southwest Washington since 1936 and is considered the largest multi-specialty medical clinic in the area.

Having partnered together on the Salmon Creek building, the design and construction teams utilized their experience from the previous project to enhance the design elements of the new building. Stearns collaborated with KPFF Structural Engineers to assist with the design development and frame construction encompassing structural steel components, architectural curved metal staircases, railings incorporating stainless steel perforated panels, and the arched steel systems. Stearns’ early involvement and steel integration processes allowed them to commence detailing early in the design while progressing with component selection, procurement, and fabrication, and to administer an aggressive steel construction schedule.

A unique aspect to this modernistic structure, designed by Neenan Archistruction®, is the majestic three-story atrium along the center-length of the building. The atrium is framed in steel and glass and finished with an arched roof that is raised above the rooftop to allow daylight throughout the building interior. Stearns’ suggestion to use an open-web joist design as infill continued to contribute cost-saving advantages. Complimenting radius-canopies line the structure’s exterior. In addition to performing the steel frame scope for the project, further significant areas of Stearns’ influence were the arched mechanical trellis system which houses the mechanical units located on the roof, the curved architectural exposed channel staircases, and the pedestrian steel bridges over the atrium areas.

 

Project Details

Client: Vancouver Clinic

Location: Vancouver, Washington

Contractor: The Neenan Company

Architect: Neenan Archistruction®

Engineer-of-Record: KPFF Consulting Engineers

Size: 138,800 square feet

Number of Levels: 3

System Type: Structural Steel

Completion Date: 2007

 

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