November 13, 2008
Stearns Aided in the Essential Growth of the Vancouver Clinic
R.F. Stearns, Inc., is pleased to announce the recent completion of the 138,300 square-foot medical office building known as The Vancouver Clinic at 87th Avenue, located adjacent to their existing facility near the Southwest Washington Medical Center in Vancouver, Washington. The new medical building is the latest and largest of three developments and more than doubles the size of its previous facility. New construction was essential to meet the medical needs of the growing population and to offer a wide range of multi-specialty services. The super clinic consists of 3 floors, 219 exam and procedure rooms, 108 medical offices, 64 restrooms, 4 elevators and architectural steel-framed staircases. The Vancouver Clinic has served Southwest Washington since 1936 and is considered the largest multi-specialty medical clinic in the area.
Having partnered together on the Salmon Creek building, the design and construction teams utilized their experience from the previous project to enhance the design elements of the new building. Stearns collaborated with KPFF Structural Engineers to assist with the design development and frame construction encompassing structural steel components, architectural curved metal staircases, railings incorporating stainless steel perforated panels and the arched steel systems. Stearns' early involvement and steel integration processes allowed them to commence detailing early in the design while progressing with component selection, procurement, fabrication and administer an aggressive steel construction schedule.
Affirming the contributions of Stearns and the collective workforce, Mark Schneider, Project Manager of The Neenan Company, stated; "R.F. Stearns has developed an integrated team of professionals who are dedicated to each and every client interaction. They are setting the standard for personal service and expertise."
The efforts of the entire design and construction teams are to be commended on numerous levels for capturing the architect and owner's vision for this cutting-edge, steel-framed medical super-structure.
R.F. Stearns is recognized as a pioneer of the design/build process for steel construction, and with over twenty years of experience, remains an industry-leading expert. Stearns professional teams of engineers, designers, detailers and project managers provide comprehensive accountability for every facet of steel construction, including conceptual design, estimating, structural detailing, fabrication and steel erection.
In addition to providing complete Division 5 services for steel construction, Stearns is the exclusive provider of innovative, long-span SmartBeam(R) technology and light-gauge steel framing systems throughout the Western United States.
To learn more about R.F. Stearns' design/build capabilities, SmartBeam(R) or light-gauge steel framing applications, we invite you to call us at our West Linn, OR headquarters, 503-723-5959, or visit our website at www.rfstearns.com