Elks Rehabilitation Hospital – Boise, ID

This 160,000 sf hospital facility is a four-story complex, which includes operating rooms, laboratories, clinics, physical therapy areas, which include two therapeutic pools, offices and patient rooms. The structure is steel construction with chevron braced frames for lateral resistance. The floor is wide flange steel beams and girders while the roof is an open web steel joist with wide flange girders. The foundation uses drilled concrete piers and interconnecting grade beams. The large lobby and pool areas, both on the first level, required large open spaces. In order to avoid columns, 50’-0” spanning transfer girders were provided at the second level with the conventional framing layout resuming above this level.