St. Barnabas Medical Center Cooperman Family Pavilion,
Livingston, NJ

Healthy growth

Structural engineering and parking planning and design services were provided for a new 240,000 square foot west wing addition to the hospital with a concrete filigree slab and drop beam structural system. The program includes an outpatient surgery suite, private inpatient bed units, an expansion to the current NICU unit, a new central administration area combining admitting and registration services, a public atrium, as well as associated campus upgrades. The upper levels are connected to the existing hospital wings with structural steel bridges supported off of the existing structure.

With the challenges of meeting the existing hospital floor elevations, a thin concrete Filigree system was chosen.  Creative engineering allowed for long span concrete (minimizing columns), shallow structure depth and no interrupting lateral systems (shear walls).  Construction with concrete for a hospital was challenging with careful coordination of the myriad of mechanical penetrations.

The project also features a four-level, 400-space open, precast parking structure. The facility is designed for a future one-story overbuild expansion.

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Structural Systems Used

Cast in Place Concrete/Steel Frame