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02/25/2019, by kevink, in Project Spotlight, 0 comments

After opening its doors eight years ago, the Houston Methodist West Hospital recently expanded its campus to serve the Katy community’s growing needs and continue its mission to deliver personalized care and innovation to Waller, Harris, and Fort Bend County residents.

The six-story, 228,700-square-foot hospital building provides easier access to the hospital with the new multi-level parking garage and a sky bridge to provide a critical connection with the existing
infrastructure and includes 95 more patient rooms, 22 additional emergency rooms, and ten state-of-the-art operating rooms. With the West Houston population projected to reach one million people
by 2023, the hospital must stay ahead of these challenges to ensure they meet the future demands of the ever-growing community, which is why Page designed the building to be flexible with shell
space placed strategically in the new facility for future expansion.

To ensure the building’s expected life cycle was achieved for the Houston Methodist West Hospital Phase II Expansion, Zero/Six provided construction administration services including peer reviews, submittal/shop drawing reviews, and observation of the ongoing construction of building enclosure components twice a week to compare with the construction documents. Performance testing of the installed enclosure systems was conducted by Z6 Commissioning and included static pressure water infiltration testing (ASTM E1105), air infiltration testing (ASTM E783), roof membrane uplift resistance testing (ASTM E907), and diagnostic nozzle testing (AAMA 501.2) of fenestrations to ensure the final product exceeded expectations.