Hurricane Protection

Memorial Hospital West – Hurricane Protection Upgrade
  • Project Value: $14.2 Million
  • Completion Date: September 2006
  • Delivery Method: CM/GMP
  • Project Manager: Luis Senra
  • Superintendent: James White


Scope of Work

The Hurricane Protection Upgrade at Memorial Hospital West in Pembroke Pines, Florida was an extremely involved and delicate project. This project consisted mainly of a New EIFS “Overlay” atop of the existing exterior walls on a fully functional hospital with operating rooms, emergency rooms and many other crucial departments. The replacement of the existing roof system, replacement of all exterior windows and doors, including storefronts, curtain walls, metal doors, frames and hardware throughout the “Main Hospital” and “Central Energy Plant” were part of the overall project. The new “upgraded system”, encompassed several materials that together were intended to render the entire Hospital’s exterior resistant to “large missile impact”, which in summation would withstand impacts from projectiles moving at velocities in excess of 75 ft/sec. In addition to the overlay, all of the rooftop equipment throughout the entire campus, either mechanical and/or electrical, were secured to withstand hurricane force winds as well.

Project Owner
Memorial Healthcare System
David Schlemmer, Administrative Director of Construction
2900 Corporate Way, Miramar, Florida 33025

Project Architect
Gresham Smith & Partners,
Edward L. Hengtgen Jr.
6030 Hollywood Blvd., Suite 210, Hollywood, FL  33024