ATLANTA, GA – (August 1, 2017) - Northside Hospital Cherokee – a $210-million replacement hospital, medical office building and parking deck project recently completed by Batson-Cook Construction – won an “Achievement Award” at Construction Management Association of America’s Annual Gala and Awards event at Summerour Studio in Atlanta’s Westside district.
The project won in the category for “Public Building - New Construction Greater than $100 Million.” Several members of Batson-Cook’s project team, along with Northside Hospital and CMAA representatives, were on hand to accept the award.
Northside Hospital Cherokee is a 525,000-square-foot replacement hospital which includes a medical office building (MOB) and parking deck. The hospital, a 105-bed patient tower, includes 30 emergency exam rooms, six operating rooms, sterile processing, ICU, pharmacy, radiology, women’s center wing, dining hall and kitchen, a two-level central energy plant, four main mechanical rooms, parking lot, 14 elevators, and a loading dock.
Also included are 13 Labor/Delivery/Recovery rooms, a postpartum room, one MRI room, two CT rooms, two cath labs, three resus/trauma rooms, two fluoroscopy rooms, one general radiation room, one nuclear medicine room, GI Suite/Endoscopy room, two C-section rooms, and 24 ICUs.
The MOB is a 125,000-square-foot, structural steel facility with two linear accelerator vaults, a 13,950-square-foot cancer center build-out, a central energy plant and two tunnels connecting to the hospital.
The five-level parking deck has 889 spaces.
The exterior features architectural precast skin, curtain wall and metal panels, while the structure consists of concrete beams and joists and main girders with PT. MEP includes a central energy plant with a dedicated mechanical floor to accommodate future growth, plus 17 air handling units, three chillers, two boilers and three cooling towers. There is enough cooling capacity to air condition 1,500 homes.
Electrical systems include two generators supported by a 20,000-gallon underground fuel tank. The low-voltage system includes voice/data, nurse call, overhead paging, CATV, security, fire alarm, code blue, distributed antennae system, sound masking and infant abduction.
The 47-acre site required mass clearing and grading (500,000 cut / 500,000 fill), which was completed in two phases. There was major rock blasting with 60-foot-high modular retaining walls.
Since the project was built to allow for future vertical and horizontal expansion, it features negative pressure roofing, column stub-ups, vertical circulation (stairs and elevators) and continuation of riser shafts.
Architect for Northside Hospital Cherokee was Howell Rusk Dodson of Atlanta.