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  Southpoint Surgery Center, Page 22Southpoint Surgery Center

Danis Construction
10748 Deerwood Park Blvd. South, #175, Jacksonville, FL 32256

LOCATION: Jacksonville, Florida
Date Bid: Mar 2005
Construction Period: June 2005 to Sep 2006
Total Square Feet: 39,000 Site: 1.54 acres.
Number of Buildings: One.
Building Size: First floor, 13,000; second floor, 13,000; each additional floor, 13,000; total, 39,000 square feet.
Building Height: First floor, 15’4”; second floor, 13’4”; each additional floor, 13’4”; total, 58’. 
Basic Construction Type: New.
Foundation: Cast-in-place, reinforced concrete, slab-on-grade. Exterior Walls: CMU, stucco. 
Roof: Metal, membrane. Floors: Concrete. Interior Walls: CMU, metal stud drywall.

Architect: Bhide & Hall Architects - 1329-C Kingsley Avenue, Orange Park, FL 32073 
Structural, Electrical & Mechanical Engineer: TLC Engineering For Architecture 1809 Art Museum Drive, #105, Jacksonville, FL 32207
Cost Estimator: Danis Construction - 10748 Deerwood Park Blvd. South, #175, Jacksonville, FL 32256

The Southpoint Surgery Center was designed around the needs and specifications of its owners, Dr. and Mrs. Nicolitz. A 3-story, 39,000-square-foot outpatient eye surgery and pain management facility, it is located in the rapidly growing Southside area of Jacksonville, Florida. It is estimated it will perform between 3,000 and 4,000 eye, pain management, and other surgical procedures annually.

With parking for nearly 100 cars, the building has reception, patient waiting, and eye surgery on the first floor. The doctor offices and exam rooms are on the second and third floors. Architecturally, the outside of the building is a blend of materials that include brick, stucco, cast stone lintels, and projections with standing seam metal roofs. 

The building’s projections conveniently provide cover for patients arriving or departing from the building during times of inclement weather, as well as shade from the hot summer sun. A quarter-round, glass corner of the building with a row of columns forms a 2-story atrium inside for patient waiting, and is a strong focal point of visual interest. 

Danis Construction, the general contractor for the project, made valuable suggestions to the architect, Bhide & Hall, which were incorporated into the final building design, and found innovative ways to construct many of the more complicated features of the building in a timely and cost effective manner. 

For example, all the exterior window lintels, even on the second and third floors, were originally designed to be cast-in-place which would have required special scaffolding. Danis suggested using pre-cast stone lintels which could be easily lifted into place without any special scaffolding.

Another example which demonstrated Danis' attention to detail and commitment to quality construction was the fact that the building passed the State of Florida Agency for Health Care Administration’s (AHCA) inspection the first time. This allowed the Southpoint Surgery Center to literally open the next day and begin business operations immediately. 

DIV. 7: Metal: IMETCO; Membrane: Siplast. 
DIV. 8: Entrances & Storefronts, Curtainwall, Windows: Kawneer; Automatic Doors: Dor-O-Matic; Hardware: Rockwood, Stanley, Schlage; Glazing: Viracon.
DIV. 9: Acoustical Ceiling & Grid: Armstrong; Carpet: Shaw, Mohawk; Linoleum: Forbo; 
VCT: Roppe; Resilient Sheet Vinyl: Lonseal. 
DIV. 14: Elevator: Mowry; Architectural Tapered Columns: Worthington.
DIV. 16: Lighting: Lithonia, Visa.

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