Location: Frederick City, Maryland
FOX & Associates, Inc. provided complete site planning and engineering services for the multi-phase Master Facilities Plan for Frederick Memorial Hospital.
Phase I consisted of relocation of the ground based helipad to the roof of the existing hospital in order to make room for the parking garage addition. The parking garage addition consisted of expanding the existing five-story garage by 31,600 sq.ft. in order to add 400 additional parking spaces. The expansion included thirty-five caissons, ranging in diameter from 30 inches to 72 inches, relocation of the primary natural gas service and primary electrical service for the Hospital.
Phase I also included a new signalized entrance drive off of West Seventh Street in order to meet the City of Frederick traffic requirements as well as a new emergency use entrance off of Park Ave.
Phase II consisted of a 22,500 sq.ft. expansion to the existing hospital which linked the recently expanded parking garage to the new main entrance as well as renovating and expanding the emergency department as well as relocating the ambulance bays in order to reduce the mixing of visitor/staff traffic with emergency traffic.
Fox & Associates provided surveying, planning and engineering services from conceptual design through Site Plan approval with the City of Frederick as well as complete civil/site construction plans and specifications. The project documents included site grading plans, surface parking and access design, water supply, sewer, storm drain, stormwater management and sediment control design. Stormwater management consisted of an underground facility designed to manage future hospital expansions and four bioretention facilities.
The project design was further complicated by the fact that the Hospital had to maintain full operation during the expansion and renovations. Fox provided extensive project coordination/management with the owner, architect, review agencies and utility companies throughout design and construction of both phases.
Participants / Reference:
Frederick Memorial Hospital
William H. Pugh, Exec. VP