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  Oktibbeha County Hospital, Phase IV South Tower, Page 36Oktibbeha County Hospital, Phase IV South Tower

Pryor & Morrow Architects, P.A.
5227 S. Frontage Road, Columbus, MS 39701

LOCATION: Starkville, Mississippi
DATE BID: Feb 2004
Construction Period: Apr 2004 to July 2006
Total Square Feet: 145,252 
SITE: 6 acres. 
BUILDING SIZE: Basement, 39,708; first floor, 44,244; second floor, 43,369; third floor, 15,391; fourth, 2,540; total, 145,252 square feet. 
Building Height: Basement, 14’; first floor, 14’; second floor, 14’; each additional floor, 14’; total, 84’. 
Basic Construction Type: 2/Addition-Renovation.
Foundation: Cast-in-place, pier & grade beam, slab-on-grade. 
Exterior Walls: Brick, curtainwall, EIFS. 
Roof: Membrane. 
Floors: Concrete. 
Interior Walls: CMU, metal stud drywall.

STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: Second Moment, LLC - P. O. Box 889, Florence, MS 39073
CONSTRUCTION MANAGER: White Construction Company - 613 Crescent Circle, #100, Ridgeland, MS 39157
MECHANICAL & ELECTRICAL ENGINEER: HESM&A - 315 Newpointe Drive, Ridgeland, MS 39157

Oktibbeha County Hospital is a medical center experiencing significant growth as a result of its position in a dynamic community. Located in Starkville, Mississippi, the medical center is the only hospital in a county that is also home to Mississippi State University. Strong community support coupled with an experienced and highly respected medical staff has pushed Oktibbeha County Hospital forward as one of Mississippi’s premier health care leaders.

The multi-phased, $24 million project completed in 2006 focused on dramatic expansion of outpatient surgery and surgery. The project also included new emergency services, laboratory, pharmacy, imaging, and central sterile supply. Other new and expanded services include a new central plant, materials management facility, financial services, and a new staff parking deck.

The primary design challenge of the project involved staging the expansion in a manner to ensure that existing clinical functions continued while new construction and renovation work progressed. The project was organized into four (4) distinct phases and each phase was further subdivided to minimize disruptions of ongoing medical center operations. Phase IV, the South Tower Expansion included several departments. The new construction and renovation included expansion of the Emergency Room, Radiology, Lab, Respiratory Therapy, Pharmacy, Surgery, Central Sterile Supply, and Outpatient Surgery. Outpatient Surgery had the most significant expansion from 1,239 square feet to 14,801 square feet. 

The primary construction system of the facility is cast-in-place concrete with a concrete pan-joint floor structural system. Exterior cladding systems include curtainwall, drainable EIFS and face brick. Cast-in-place concrete elevator shafts and stairway shafts provide lateral support of the overall structural system. All mechanical air-handling units are located in rooftop penthouses and each floor is served by mechanical chases that extend from the ground floor to the fourth floor mechanical penthouses.

The construction delivery method of the project was the Construction Management process. The Construction Manager, White Construction Company, was commissioned during the Design Development Phase of the project and worked with the design team to craft bid packages and to coordinate the work of the multiple phases. Ultimately, the bids received on the four phases of the project were below budget; the savings were utilized by the hospital to expand the scope of the project.

DIV. 8: Curtainwalls, Entrances & Storefronts, Windows: Kawneer.
DIV. 9: Acoustical: Armstrong; VCT: Armstrong; Gypsum: Georgia Pacific. 
DIV. 16: Lighting: Lithonia.

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