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University of Virginia, Claude Moore            

Charlottesville, VA               2006

                            

The UVA Medical Education Building is a 5-story steel-frame structure with standard and circular auditorium type classrooms. NFA developed the structural design for multiple evolving layouts and detailed structural drawings to the specifications required and coordinating with the architect.  NFA was involved in the project from a schematic design through the construction document phase. The new medical education building's lowest level is approximately 14-feet below the basement level, requiring extensive underpinning and complex foundation design and analysis.  Project cost is $29 million and is LEEDS-certified. The project consisted of foundations, underpinning, multi levels slab design, auditorium seating, connection to exist building, firewalls, wall reinforcing and column support, composite steel construction, pipe and duct support, a green roof, parapet and penthouse support, stairs, elevator and sump pits, retaining walls, and canopies. NFA also provided shop drawing review. The new building was constructed immediately adjacent to MR-5, an existing 4-story medical research building.  

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