St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

3030 West Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd

Tampa, FL 33607


Dennis Gibson — Construction Management

This page was last updated on September 13, 2010, by DJ Gibson and is hosted by the AE Department ©2010.

User Note: While great efforts have been taken to provide accurate and complete information on the  pages of CPEP, please be aware that the information contained herewith is considered a work‐in progress for this thesis project. Modifications and changes related to the original building designs and construction methodologies for this senior thesis project are solely the interpretation of DJ Gibson. Changes and  discrepancies in no way imply that the original design contained errors or was flawed. Differing  assumptions, code references, requirements, and methodologies have been incorporated into this thesis project; therefore, investigation results may vary from the original design.


St. Joseph’s Hospital Women’s Hospital-Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Expansion

Operated by Baycare Health Systems

3030 West Dr.  Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard

Tampa, FL 33607


Construction Manager

Barton Malow Company

8529 South Park Circle, Suite 140

Orlando, FL



HKS Architects, Inc.

225 East Robinson Street, Suite 405

Orlando, FL 32801


Structural Engineer

HKS, Inc.

1919 McKinney Avenue

Dallas, TX 75201

MEP Engineer

Smith Seckman Reid, Inc.

6948 Professional Parkway East

Sarasota, FL 34240


Civil Engineer

Mills & Associates

3242 Henderson Boulevard, Suite 300

Tampa, FL 33609


Medical Equipment Planner

HKS Architects, Inc.

113 Seabord Lane

Franklin, TN 37067


Landscape Architect

Graham Booth Landscape Architecture

646 Second Avenue South

St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Building Statistics Part One...

General Project Information



St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital is currently located in downtown Tampa, FL and in one of five St. Joseph’s facilities in the area.  Operated by Baycare Health Systems, St. Jospeh’s       Women’s Hospital has been the primary location for Neonatal Intensive Care in the Tampa area.  The expansion will add 64 new beds in the concrete frame NICU tower, and will also include a renovation of 24 beds in part of the existing Women’s Hospital.  Two phases will be needed to complete the project.  The first will encompass all new construction, and the second phase will tie-in the new tower with the existing hospital, which is to maintain operational status throughout the entire project.  When completed, each patient suite will be exclusively  private.

The primary functions of the addition will be neonatal care and treating of premature babies, and mothers who are having complicated pregnancies.  However, there will be additional provisions for breast health, and standard medical treatment, along with new surgical suites on the fourth and fifth floors.

Applicable Codes

Building Enclosure…


St. Joseph’s NICU tower will be built using a combination of architectural precast concrete panels and aluminum framed glazing.  The main tower showcases a clerestory fifth floor with little architectural precast showing.  The subsequent floors below do show a bit more precast, but the predominating feature will still be the aluminum framed glass.  When the tie-in to the existing hospital is made, it will boast a glass curtain wall on the existing hospital.  A sketch of the façade can be seen in the image at the top left of this page.  The new tower can be seen on the left, and the existing on the right. 

All aluminum framing is coated with a three-coat thermocured fluorocarbon system.  The first coat being primer, the second being the color coat, and the third being the clear coat.  The gloss level is to be 30% and match the Alucobond Copper Metallic color.  Glazing is delineated by two types; wither the spandrel panel, or the vision panel.  The vision panel has a clear coating, Viracon Low E VE-85, for high reflectivity and low distortion.  The spandrel panel which is typically found above sight level, has an additional interior layer that provides more of a blue tint to the glass.  Figure 1 to the left shows the east elevation, and gives you an idea of the concrete to glass ratio on the façade of the main structure.  The glazing percentage by area is approximately 18.6%, well below the 45% maximum allowed by code.  This will help with energy efficiency on hot Florida afternoons.

Roofing System

Bituminous Sheet Membrane is the primary roofing system at the St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital.  It is one of the more common systems in construction, and is relatively quick and easy to install.  Due to the extreme temperatures commonly seen in central Florida, there is an additional layer of metal foil surface sheet.  This layer is used to reflect light off the roof, thus curtailing extreme cooling loads on hot days.  An example of a similar cool roof can be found in Figure 2 to the left.  This is a close representation of what the final product will look like.

Figure 1: East Elevation of Building Façade, extracted  from CAD model provided by HKS Architects.

Figure 2: Sample of a cool roof, provided by Akari Energy’s Website


HKS Architects performed a LEED feasibility study on the St. Joseph’s NICU project.  The system used was LEED v2.2 and the results showed a definite possibility of achieving 29 points, and the opportunity to achieve 13 more.  Therefore, LEED Certified is expected, while the possibility of achieving LEED Gold is also within grasp., but not without extensive costs. The majority of the points were in the Sustainable Sites section, mainly due to its location in the middle of a city, and also in Indoor Environmental Quality.  The EQ points are expected due to the nature of a hospital and its extensively controllable mechanical systems.  That coupled with low-emitting materials allows for 10 points that can easily be achieved in this section.  There will be Energy Recovery Units that will be included in the new design, however the entire mechanical system will be rehabbed for both the new and existing structures.

Gross Square Footage - New Construction

117,569 SF

Demolished Structure – 1st Floor

14,526 SF

Demolished Structure – 2nd Floor

16,644 SF

Penthouse – Portion of Roof

8,547 SF

Number of Levels

5 + Roof, All Above Grade

Occupancy Type

Institutional, I-2 (non-mixed)

Construction Start Date

May 2010

Construction End Date

August 2012

Historical Requirements



$49.5 Million—GMP

Delivery Method

Design-Bid-Build with CM at Risk

Building Code

2007 Florida Building Code with 2009 Amendments

Mechanical Code

2007 Florida Building Code with 2009 Amendments

Plumbing Code

2007 Florida Building Code with 2009 Amendments

Electrical Code

2008 National Electrical Code with 2009 Amendments

Fire Code

2007 Florida Fire Prevention Code Referenced in F.A.C. Chapter 69A-53 with 2009 Amendments

Life Safety Code

2007 Florida Fire Prevention Code (Reference NFP 101 2007 Florida Edition) with 2009 Amendments

Accessibility Code

2007 Florida Building Code Chapter 11 with 2009 Amendments

Energy Code

2007 Florida Building Code, Chapter 11 with 2009 Amendments

Signage Code

2007 Florida Building Code, Chapters 1,4,8-11,26,30,31 with 2009 Amendments