The Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital has served the Hollister community since 1907. This project represents three new structures; the Emergency Department, the Support Services Building, and the Women’s Center.
The Emergency Department building has an approximately 12,000 square foot main floor and an approximately 3,000 square foot basement for mechanical/storage. The main floor structural system consists of structural steel columns and braced frames with metal stud framing. A helicopter pad was constructed atop the roof. It is supported by drilled-cast-in-place reinforced concrete piers up to 45 feet in depth.
The 35,600 square-foot Support Services Building and 42,000 square-foot Women’s Center are 3-story structural steel frame buildings.
Earth Systems provided geotechnical engineering and construction testing and inspection services. The special inspection and testing programs, performed in accordance with OSHPD requirements, included:
- Drilled piers
- Reinforcing steel
- Structural Concrete
- Concrete masonry
- Structural welding
- High strength bolting
- Spray-applied fireproofing
Earth Systems also tested and inspected the foam fire suppression system for the Emergency Department helicopter pad and developed load testing procedures for exterior cladding.