Mobile Health Center|
John Dendy & Associates, Architects
308 St. Louis Street, #109, Mobile, AL 36602
Location: Mt. Vernon, Alabama
Date Bid: Oct 2009 Construction Period: Mar 2010 to Feb
Total Square Feet: 6,765 Site: 5.03 acres.
Number of Buildings: One
Building Size: First floor, 6,765; total, 6,765 square feet.
Building Height: First floor, 25’; total, 25’.
Basic Construction Type: New/Structural Steel.
Foundation: Cast-in-place, reinforced concrete.
Exterior Walls: CMU, brick. Roof: Metal. Floors:
Interior Walls: Metal stud drywall.
Structural Engineer: Barter & Associates, Inc. Structural
Engineers - 1614 Government Street, Mobile, AL 36604
General Contractor: Roy Lewis Construction Corporation - 5555
Commerce Boulevard East, Mobile, AL 36619
Civil, Mechanical & Electrical Engineer: Gulf States Engineering,
Inc. - 4110 Moffett Road, Mobile, AL 36618
Environment Engineer: Analytical Chemical Testing Laboratory,
Inc. - 2869 Pleasant Valley Road, Mobile, AL 36606
Soil Foundation Analysis: Geotechnical Engineering Testing, Inc.
- 904 Butler Drive, Mobile, AL 36693
The North Mobile Health Center was constructed to provide health care
services to the residents of North Mobile County, Alabama. The hilly,
generally wooded, rural site required extensive site work for fill, two
retention ponds, and a septic system.
The state-of-the-art medical facility includes administrative and
doctors offices, a dental clinic, examination and treatment rooms, a
laboratory, X-Ray suite, counseling rooms, and employee facilities. In
the warm, humid, coastal climate, the mechanical system is carefully
zoned to accommodate the differing hours of business.
The building envelope is composed of exterior load bearing CMU with a
liquid applied moisture barrier, 1 ˝-inch rigid insulation board, a
generous drainage cavity and faced with a brick veneer. Metal framing
provides the interior structure. The roof is structured with
pre-manufactured light gauge metal trusses and metal decking. The actual
roof system is 1 ˝-inch rigid insulation board, a fiber reinforced
membrane, detailed with peel and stick membrane and topped with a
standing seam metal roof. To compensate for the extreme thermal
conditions, 2-part roof panel clips were used in strategic locations.
Though the site is located just outside the coastal zone, the building
has a transfer switch to accommodate the addition of a generator, so the
facility can serve as a shelter in an emergency situation.
EIFS: Parex Brick: Tri-State Brick & Tile Hollow Metal
Doors: MegaMet Industries
Wood Doors: Graham Metal Roof: MBCI Metal Trusses:
Flooring: DalTile, American Olean, Mannington, Flexco, Azrock
Windows: Peerless Entrances & Storefronts: Coral Industries