Woman’s Center and ER Expansion

Universal Health Services

The 72,000-square-foot expansion of the Women's Center emergency room at Rancho Springs Medical Center consisted of one two-story, cast-in-place concrete building with stud framing, plaster exteriors, and punched windows.


The structure is supported with 9000 psi gravity columns and 5000 psi concrete decks with no cold joints. Placing the 9,000-psi concrete posed a significant challenge to the McCarthy team because it cures much faster than the 5,000-psi mix being used for the decks. To bring together the different concrete mix designs, the concrete crew had to carefully coordinate and time the delivery of the 9000-psi mix design so that the two mixes could be blended where the concrete deck and columns join. McCarthy constructed mock-ups of the columnto- deck connections to determine the best sequence and method of placement.


The scope of work also included site improvements for 5.5 acres at the property, including construction of a 252-space parking lot with associated site improvements.



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--Michael Cookman OSHPD IOR Class “A”, Ranch Springs Medical Center

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