This state-of-the-art hospital opened with capabilities to provide advanced medical care well into the future. The 315,000 SF. 177-bed hospital consists of two and three stories; steel moment-resisting frame; composite beam design with spread footings.
CYS was about halfway through the structural design when news about steel moment resisting frame (SMRF) joint damage caused by the Northridge Earthquake began emerging. As a result, we incorporated the most up-to-date information available at the time to develop enhanced joints using cover plates. The moment resisting frame does not impact usable square feet, unlike other earthquake-protected frames, and provides critical columns and beams in the structure to withstand a considerable seismic event.