JE Dunn completed an 88,000-square-foot, seven-story hospital facade replacement and patient room renovation project for St. Joseph’s Candler Hospital. The project consisted of an exterior facade replacement of the patient tower to remedy failure of the existing masonry wall structural ties. Additionally, the new exterior skin enhances the overall aesthetic image, improves thermal performance, and mitigates moisture penetration.
The design team selected a metal panel system with an integrated window system to replace the current brick/precast skin. The concrete building was constructed in 1968 and the exterior walls consist of brick veneer over concrete block with hollow clay tile. There are cast stone panels at the floor levels and at the parapet.
The renovation included 146 patient rooms and took place in eight, six-week phases, renovating 18 rooms at a time. The project included demolition of existing finishes and installation of new flooring, headwalls, footwalls, solid surface restroom surrounds, plumbing fixtures, vanity sinks, millwork, doors, hardware, light fixtures, paint, accessories and wall protection. The hospital remained open for the duration of the work.