Valley Health Systems, Inc. – East Huntington
Valley Health Systems has been a leader in quality health care in our community expanding its services across West Virginia and Ohio since 1975. With the East Huntington areas need for quality health care and their own need for corporate office space, they contracted Edward Tucker Architects to design a state-of-the-art facility. Lead by Mr. Tucker, his team designed a building with the latest energy efficient mechanical systems, modern building elements, green roof and extensive sight work. The property preferred by the owners was on a hillside and the need for a 16,000 square foot facility with over 100 parking spaces, a challenge was at hand.
Jarrett Construction Services, Inc. mobilized in September 2011 to begin construction on the 16,000 square foot facility.
A conventional building site was not the order of the day for the project. The final site design was for two parking terraces with the building in between, creating two levels of entry to the building. This was possible using an engineered gravity wall system of precast concrete blocks.
After the north retaining wall was completed, we had to install the storm water retention prior to starting the building construction.
With the north retaining wall and the storm water retention in place, the project was allowed to start phase two, the building excavation and foundations.
The buildings structural design is a combination of 12 inch thick, 14’ high cast in place concrete for earthen retention, load bearing split faced block, 16 gauge metal framing and structural steel. The winter came early in 2011, and the ground was frozen by December 15. The management team decided to build the structure without the slab on grade and targeting it’s pour for April.
The exterior Architectural Elements are a blend of Nichiha fiber cement cladding, split faced block, curtainwall glazing and standing seam metal roofing. The interior elements include a monumental staircase connecting the four operations of the facility with detailed architectural appointments.
Through strategic planning of Jarrett’s construction management team, the project was delivered six weeks early to Valley Health Systems.