Recipient of
Award of Merit
in the
SEAOC 2010 Excellence In
Structural Engineering Awards

Sobrato Center
for Humanities and the Arts

Bellarmine College Preparatory

Chiller Addition at Santa Clara Valley
Health and Hospital System

Chiller Addition at Santa Clara Valley<br>Health and Hospital System

San Jose, CA

Santa Clara Valley Health and Hospital System


This 2,800 square foot addition to the hospitalís Central Plant facility is seismically separated from the adjacent buildings on three sides. The roof, constructed of concrete over metal deck on steel beams supports three rooftop cooling towers, each weighing over 50,000 pounds. The structureís lateral system consists of Special Steel Concentric Braced Frames atop a foundation of concrete grade beams over drilled piers. The building houses three chillers, pumps and ancillary equipment below the cooling towers, and replaced the hospital campusí aged chilled-water supply system. Completed in 2007.

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1505 Meridian Ave., Suite B, San Jose, CA 95125Phone (408) 978-1970Fax (408) 267-7919