Mission Hospital Memorial Campus Bu...

Mission Hospital Memorial Campus Building J

Asheville, North Carolina


Over the past decade, SKA performed multiple projects for Mission Hospital, including  including the original 220,000-square-foot structural design in 2007 for Building J. This facility serves as an outpatient hospital facility with patient and operating rooms. The structural design included reinforced concrete shear walls, structural steel composite floor systems, structural steel columns, and steel moment frames.  One of the unique challenges was designing connectors between the new building and three existing buildings on the hospital’s campus and accommodating the differing elevations of the existing buildings. Underpinning adjacent to one of the existing structures was required to build the basement levels of the new building. Building J is currently five stories with two additional below grade stories.  It was also designed to support five additional floors in the future.

More recently, SKA performed commissioning and peer review services for the analysis and hygrothermal behavior of the wall elements of the building envelope. Performed analysis of constructability of proposed enclosure systems to evaluate potential risk and impact to the structure of the construction deficiencies. Reviewed wall systems for specific climatic and geographic location.