Seismic Design in Health Care

...of Regional Interest in Health Care...Design for Seismic Events

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To properly engineer windows and curtainwall to withstand earthquakes, parameters specific to the building and site must be considered. Hospitals are Occupancy Category IV, considered essential facilities, with the highest Importance Factor multipliers applied to movements and forces.

Windows and curtainwall must elastically accomodate lateral seismic drift without loss of weather resistance or glass breakage. Under inelastic movements, safety of occupants and passersby is critical. In addition, inertial forces must be safely transferred to the building structure.

Early design coordination with adjacent wall system movement and anchorage provisions is essential, to maintain overall envelope integrity.


UCLA Ambulatory Care Pavilion

UCLA Ambulatory Care Pavilion
DMJM (AECOM) Architects

Integrated Design Support for OSHPD

Wausau systems have been approved by the California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) on more than 40 hospital projects in the past 10 years, helping ensure health care services remain available during and after major seismic events.

Through strict adherence to OSHPD administrative and technical requirements, project approvals are obtained in a timely manner.

Special attention is given to integrated design aspects of system interface, coordination of detailing and structural calculations, and Building Information Modeling (BIM) protocols. Wausau is often called on to take the technical lead in envelope seismic design.

In addition, Wausau offers high-performance, NFRC-certified products, to address the most stringent energy efficiency requirements of California Code of Regulations (CCR) Title 24.

Mission Hospital Mission Viejo

Mission Hospital Mission Viejo
California RBB Architects

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