After a successful improvement program at several locations within the Frederick Memorial Hospital and a new heliport construction program, Quandel proceeded with the construction of a new, 402-car, parking garage expansion. The new structure, built at the location of the previous helipad, connects to the existing garage at all levels and greatly expanded the Hospital’s parking capacity.
Thirty-five caissons, ranging from 30 to 72 inches in diameter, had to be drilled and installed prior to foundation construction. The improvement program also included enhancements to the main entrance road, and new traffic signalization. A new underground storm water management system was installed, and three bio-retention structures were built as part of the storm water upgrades.
Electrical improvements included a new duct bank for the Hospital’s electrical and data services, to enable construction of the new addition. Lighting within the existing garage were replaced with LED fixtures for energy efficiency, matching lighting fixtures within the new garage.
All of the work was completed in 17 months.