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Children's Medical Office Building



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Senior Thesis e-Studio

05.05.2014 Reflection Posted
05.05.2014 Thesis Research Posted
05.05.2014 Presentation Posted

Final Report

02.03.2014 Revised Proposal
01.17.2014 Revised Proposal
01.13.2014 Proposal Posted
12.13.2013 Technical Report III Posted
11.10.2013 Technical Report II Posted
10.25.2013 Building Statistics II Posted
10.15.2013 Thesis Abstract Posted

Building Statistics Posted

10.04.2013 Technical Report I Posted
09.26.2013 Thank You Letters Sent
09.26.2013 Owner Permission Received

Student Biography Posted

  Building Statistics  
  General Building Data  
  Building OU Children's Medical Office Building  
  Location Oklahoma City, Oklahoma  
  Building Occupant Oklahoma University  
  Function/Occupancy Type Medical Office Building  
  Size (Square Feet) 337000 GSF  
  Number of Stories (above grade) 12 (180 ft above grade plane  
  Owner Oklahoma University Hospital Trust  
  Construction Manager Flintco, Inc.  
  Project Miles Associates  
  Design Hellmuth, Obata, Kassabaum  
  Structural Zahl-Ford, Inc.  
  Civil Smith-Roberts Baldischwiler, Inc.  
  MEP ZRHD, P.C.  
  Dates of Construction  
  Start Spring 2006  
  End Spring 2009  
  Total Project Cost Approx. $60,000,000  
  Project Delivery Design-Bid-Build  
  Architecture N/A  
  International Building Code, 2003  
International Mechanical & Plumbing Codes, 2003
  National Electric Code, 2002  
The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)-2004, IBC A117.1-1998
  Zoning N/A  
  Building Enclsure  
  Building Façade

The building façade is comprised primarily of brick, aluminum, and glass.  The glazed aluminum curtain walls and unit masonry support the glass and aluminum window/entry framing that accounts for a large percentage of the exterior.

  Roofing The building makes use of thermoplastic membrane roofing for resistance to weather.  The membrane may be continuous with sheet metal flashing at roof drains, roof penetrations, etc.  
  Sustainability Features  




The façade is a standard, face-brick exterior separated visually by large spans of aluminum panels and glass curtain walls to give it a modern appearance.  The interior floors are repetitive and feature exterior and interior offices, which are divided by a continuous corridor.  Offices and spaces are designated by their corresponding medical use.

The structural system uses concrete for the entire height of the building.  Each floor features reinforced concrete columns and a grid of reinforced concrete beams.  The beams act as column slabs distributing the loads in two directions.  Steel framing supports the façade.




The main power is supplied at 480/277 V from the utility transformer.  The electrical distribution is divided into two stacks: the north stack supplies all panel boards serving lighting, receptacles, and other equipment and, additionally directly supplies the air handling units; the south stack serves the critical, life safety, and emergency equipment branches.  The main 480/277 V distribution panel serves each stack.  A 500kW natural gas generator in the event of power failure also serves the south stack.


The building is served by an air handling unit on each of the 12 above-grade floors.  Each air handling unit is capable of providing approximately 28 tons of cooling and distributes air to approximately 40 terminal boxes per floor.  Air delivery to the zones is primarily by variable air volume (VAV) boxes.  Where required, the zone air is delivered through constant air volume (CAV) boxes.

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 Alec Canter. 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.

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