Carolinas Medical Center – Pineville Campus

Pineville Medical Plaza

Improvements, Expansions, And Renovations

To meet the needs of the expanding Charlotte region, the Carolinas HealthCare System embarked upon a major expansion at the Carolinas Medical Center in Pineville. The three-phased program included a newly expanded front lobby; a 100,000 square foot medical office building to house house a Blumenthal Cancer Center satellite facility with radiation oncology therapy. The project also involved a 335,000 square foot expansion and renovation project that provides open-heart surgery and interventional cardiology, a 30-bed Intensive Care Unit and inpatient kidney dialysis. With the expansion CMC-Pineville is the only tertiary medical center in south Charlotte. S&ME performed construction material testing and special inspection services for the improvements program.

Campus Improvement Project

The Campus Improvement Project called for demolition of the existing parking lots and one-story office buildings, and the areas regraded for future construction of the medical office building, parking deck and surface parking lots. The improvements project included construction of a large, cast-in-place concrete retaining wall that surrounds a new permanent detention pond on the campus.  Previously wooded areas were regraded for future construction of parking lots. The poor site conditions required significant undercutting within the proposed parking lot areas.

S&ME personnel performed subgrade evaluations, undercutting observations, and field density testing during grading activities and retaining wall construction. In addition, laboratory testing required modification of the retaining wall design. Our services included proofrolling of the recycled asphalt pavement material (RAP).

Medical Office Building and Parking Deck Project

S&ME provided construction services for a four-story, steel framed building Medical Office Building. The project also included a six-level, precast concrete parking deck. S&ME personnel evaluated of the foundation bearing materials, observed Geopier installation, observed reinforcing steel placement for foundations, cast-in-place concrete walls, and slab areas, sampled and tested the concrete, observed structural steel and precast concrete connections (included ultrasonic testing of moment welds), observed masonry construction and grout placement operations, and tested the sprayed-on fireproofing for thickness, density, and bond strength.

Expansions & Renovations Project

The project consisted of the addition of five new areas to the existing hospital structure. These included an expanded lobby area, central energy plant expansion, emergency room addition, maternity center addition, and surgery addition.  The structures are supported on conventional shallow foundations.

S&ME’s services included subgrade evaluations, field density testing, foundation bearing material evaluations, observations of reinforcing steel placement, sampling and testing of concrete, structural steel evaluations, masonry evaluations, and sprayed-on fireproofing evaluations.