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  North Mobile Health CenterNorth Mobile Health Center

John Dendy & Associates, Architects
308 St. Louis Street, #109, Mobile, AL 36602

General Description

Location: Mt. Vernon, Alabama
Date Bid: Oct 2009 Construction Period: Mar 2010 to Feb 2011
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: Concrete.
Interior Walls: Metal stud drywall.

Construction Team

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.

Product Information
EIFS: Parex Brick: Tri-State Brick & Tile Hollow Metal Doors: MegaMet Industries
Wood Doors: Graham Metal Roof: MBCI Metal Trusses: Alpine TrusSteel
Flooring: DalTile, American Olean, Mannington, Flexco, Azrock
Windows: Peerless Entrances & Storefronts: Coral Industries

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