Shenandoah Memorial Hospital & VHCC

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Project: Shenandoah Memorial Hospital
Location: Woodstock, VA
Owner: Valley Health System
Architect: Touch Stone Design
Engineer: Pinnacle Engineering
General Contractor: Howard Shockey & Sons, Inc.

For Valley Health’s Shenandoah Memorial Hospital and Valley Health Cancer Center projects, the owner had initially planned to construct a steel frame structure with field-laid masonry and EIFS at exterior. Early in the planning stage, the project faced concerns of a growing budget and a lengthy duration. General Contractor Howard Shockey & Sons, Inc., proposed utilizing the benefits of precast concrete to alleviate these concerns. After some resourceful collaboration, it was determined that The Shockey Precast Group would be able to deliver cost-effective precast solutions that would also meet Valley Health’s schedule for the projects.

For the Shenandoah Memorial Hospital project, The Shockey Precast Group manufactured three-story wall panels with punched window openings and recesses for spandrel glass installation. The panels were finished with a combination of acid-washed architectural mix and thin brick. By using precast walls, most of the perimeter steel was eliminated. Thin brick was cast into the wall panels, effectively eliminating a large quantity of masonry work in the field. By combining the exterior wall system from steel and masonry into a single precast system, The Shockey Precast Group helped the owner save time and money on the project. The precast, prestressed, and architecturally finished load-bearing façade carries both the perimeter gravity loads from the floor and roof, as well as the building’s lateral loads. The three-story, architectural precast wall panels were erected from inside the building footprint. Panels were shored to the perimeter slab-on-grade prior to erection of the supporting steel, which was captured by the precast and partially erected by the Shockey Precast crew.

VHS Cancer Center_full view

Valley Health Cancer Center
Location: Winchester, VA
Owner: Valley Health System
Architect: Perkins & Will
Engineer: Valley Engineering
General Contractor: Howard Shockey & Sons, Inc.

Valley Health’s Cancer Center features two-story architectural precast wall panels with punched window openings. The panels were finished with a combination of acid-washed architectural mix and thin brick cast into the panels. Like Shenandoah Memorial Hospital, the use of precast and thin brick is a conversion from the original steel-and-masonry design. Precast for the Cancer Center was erected from outside the building footprint to shore the panels to the perimeter slab-on-grade, prior to erection of the supporting steel, which was captured by the precast and erected by The Shockey Precast crew. The precast scope of work for the Cancer Center also included two pedestrian bridges. The precast, prestressed, load-bearing façade carries both building perimeter gravity loads from the floor and roof, as well as the building’s lateral loads.

For both the Shenandoah Memorial Hospital and the Valley Health Cancer Center, the use of precast manufactured and erected by Shockey Precast gave Valley Health the opportunity to trim cost and duration while maintaining an aesthetically striking visage.