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  Charlotte County Health DepartmentCharlotte County Health Department


Long & Associates Architects/Engineers, Inc.
4525 S. Manhattan Avenue, Tampa, FL 33611

General Description

Location: Port Charlotte, Florida
Date Bid: Dec 2008 Construction Period: Mar 2008 to June 2010
Total Square Feet: 47,564 Site: 7.453 acres. Number of Buildings: One
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: Reinforced, slab-on-grade.
Exterior Walls: CMU. Roof: Built-up. Floors: Concrete. Interior Walls: CMU, metal stud drywall. Projected and/or modeled energy usage KBTU/SF/yr: 75.

Construction Team

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 beyond.

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 entrance canopies.

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.

Product Information
Roofing: Firestone, UnaClad® 040 Aluminum
Flooring: Armstrong
Windows: Winco Window Company, Inc.
Entrances & Storefronts: Nabco Entrances, Inc.
Elevators: Thyssen Krupp
Interior: U.S. Gypsum, Sherwin Williams
Lighting: Lithonia, Graybar

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