In 2007, the Board of Directors of Tahoe Forest Hospital District embarked on a planning process to define the capital and facility needs of the District for the next 20 years. This endeavor resulted in a $98.5 million bond issue to fund numerous projects at the hospital.
NV5 provided geotechnical engineering and design and is continuing to provide construction materials testing and special inspection for several projects, including the 34,000-square-foot, two-story Cancer Center; expanded Emergency Department; an expended Central Energy Plant; a Long-Term Care and Skilled Nursing Facility; and the Women and Infant’s Health Department (totaling over 80,000 square feet). The structures include large spread foundations and large diameter drilled piers, braced frame steel structures with slab-on-grade concrete floor and concrete-on-metal deck second floors and roofs, roof-mounted HVAC, thin brick veneer exterior façades, concrete sidewalks, and asphalt concrete paved parking areas.
We initially performed a geotechnical investigation and geologic hazards evaluation in accordance with the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD), the California Geological Survey Note 48, and the 2007 California Building Code requirements.
During construction, NV5 performed materials testing and special inspection of the following: earthwork testing during grading following existing building demolition; special inspection of reinforcing steel for concrete; special inspection, sampling, and testing of concrete for foundations and slab-on-grade interior, elevated, and exterior floors; special inspection of field and shop welding, including steel material identification, welders certifications, procedures, and filler materials in accordance with AWS D1.1; special inspection and materials testing of high strength bolts during field erection of the steel framing using a calibrated Skidmore-Wilhelm; observation and inspection of the installation of post-installed concrete epoxy anchors and reinforcing dowels, and torque testing of wedge anchors; special inspection and load testing of post installed concrete ceiling anchors; special inspection during spray-applied fire-proofing and intumesant paint application; sampling and testing of fire-proofing materials and application thickness; and special inspection and materials testing of masonry components, such as CMU block and brick veneer.