May 2015 Membership Meeting-Children’s Hospital Addition Tour
Visit to the new Dayton Children’s Hospital Patient Care Tower. This is a new eight-story, 260,000 sf facility which will house DCH’s NICU and patient beds with future shell space for imaging and surgery. The visit will focus on the logistics of constructing a new Data/Generator Building on campus to make room for the new tower in the heart of the existing campus. This has included relocating a number of vital utilities in the existing service tunnels, cutting a hole for truck traffic through an operational building, and planning for fire separation between new and existing construction. A review of the demolition and foundations will be the focus of the walking tour pointing out the extensive earth retention, and dewatering required to work below the water table of the adjacent Mad River.
Benjamin Van De Weghe, P.E. – Shell + Meyer Associates, Inc. Ben is a University of Dayton graduate working as a consulting structural engineer. Chief Engineer at Shell+Meyer with over 15 years experience, he also works part-time at U.D. teaching structures and engineering mechanics. He has worked extensively at all the major hospital campuses surrounding Dayton including KMC, MVH, MVH South, and Grandview. Ben specializes in multi-story concrete and steel frame structures, especially those including deep foundations and those built over top or below existing structures.
Cost: $20/person (non-members), $15/person (members) or $10/students with RSVP
RSVP by Friday, May 15, 2015 at: http://conta.cc/1HqL59z