Children’s Hospital Central California Expansion
Situated on the west end of the existing hospital, this addition to the Children’s Hospital of Central California houses new space for the emergency department, imaging, patient wards, surgery, pre-op, PICU, NICU, and support spaces. Other additions include an icon structure and a canopy.
Special steel moment frames in accordance with the FEMA and AISC design guideline have been adopted to provide the seismic resistance. To mitigate vibration and noise generated by imaging equipment and approaching emergency helicopters, special wall assemblies and isolated foundation and housekeeping pads have been developed to achieve ANSI Class B and C vibration criteria.