County Health Department|
Long & Associates Architects/Engineers, Inc.
4525 S. Manhattan Avenue, Tampa, FL 33611
Location: Port Charlotte, Florida
Date Bid: Dec 2008 Construction Period: Mar 2008 to June
Total Square Feet: 47,564 Site: 7.453 acres. Number of
Building Size: First floor, 24,784; second floor, 22,780; total,
47,564 square feet. Building Height: First floor, 14’; second
floor, 15’; floor to floor, 14’; total, 30’. Basic Construction Type:
New/Structural Steel/Type IIB, Sprinklered. Foundation:
Exterior Walls: CMU. Roof: Built-up. Floors:
Concrete. Interior Walls: CMU, metal stud drywall. Projected
and/or modeled energy usage KBTU/SF/yr: 75.
Structural, Mechanical, & Electrical Engineer: Long & Associates
Architects/Engineering, Inc. - 4525 S. Manhattan Avenue, Tampa, FL 33611
General Contractor: Biltmore Construction Co., Inc. - 1055 Ponce
de Leon Boulevard, Belleair, FL 33756
Civil Engineer & Landscape Architect: Weston & Sampson Company -
12730 New Brittany Boulevard, #600, Fort Myers, FL 33907
This 2-story building has an ultimate gross area of 47,564 square feet
and is designed to withstand 130 mph winds. The building is sited at one
side of a long and narrow 7.453-acre wetland devoid of utilities and
services. The site topography is low, requiring the building and
landscaped parking area to be raised 3-feet above normal grade to
provide natural sheet flow to the wetland and remote storm drains
The first floor houses the Clinic and Communicable Disease areas which
contain 27 exam rooms, a 6-chair Dental Clinic, a Women, Infant &
Children’s suite, Vital Statistics area, Records department, Reception,
and waiting areas with public toilet facilities.
The 2nd floor is designed for Administrative space, Accounting, MIS,
Healthy Life Styles and Training suites, Staff break room and toilet
facilities. Included on the 2nd floor is a self-contained
Meeting/Conference area supported by toilet facilities and a small
Kitchen. This space will be used as an EOC staging area during
hurricanes and other emergencies.
Construction is concrete slab on grade, stucco and concrete masonry
exterior walls. Finish concrete masonry and gypsum board on metal studs
and furring form interior walls. Ceilings are suspended lay-in acoustic
panels with moisture resistant gypsum board in wet areas and exam rooms.
Built-in casework with plastic laminate finish is provided throughout.
Roof construction includes a modified bitumen roofing system on tapered
insulation and structural metal deck sloped to roof drains and scuppers.
A standing seam “barrel” roof on architectural structural steel form the
A central HVAC system is utilized throughout. A security system,
computer outlets to all rooms (CAT-6), and an automatic fire alarm
system are included in addition to general illumination and power. The
building contains an automatic fire protection system throughout and is
designed to meet ADA requirements. The structure is designed to receive
a photovoltaic energy absorption system, which will be constructed as
funds allow. Once the entire system is in place, it will support all the
building lighting and the majority of electrical outlets.
In addition to the emergency generator, the power distribution system is
designed to accommodate a portable generator connection to power the
entire building in the event of loss of power.
The building plumbing system contains water saving fixtures including
waterless urinals, dual flush toilets, and sensor type faucets.
Roofing: Firestone, UnaClad® 040 Aluminum
Windows: Winco Window Company, Inc.
Entrances & Storefronts: Nabco Entrances, Inc.
Elevators: Thyssen Krupp
Interior: U.S. Gypsum, Sherwin Williams
Lighting: Lithonia, Graybar