Verterans Affairs Patient Check-In and Appointment Area

Check-In Renovation

E.D. Pons and Associates provided the structural engineering services for an addition to the existing building 17.

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Project Details

  • Client: Dept. of Veterans Affairs
  • Location: Lebanon, PA
  • Architect: Burkavage Design Associates
  • Project Cost: $3,500.000
  • Project Size: 2,000 sq. ft.
  • Completion Date: Under Construction

The addition creates a center check-in point. Significant portions of the exterior building wall were removed to create an open check-in area. The additions are one-story with a slab-on-grade.

Structural Construction

E.D. Pons and Associates - Veterans Affairs Lebanon Check-In Renovation
Use of Cantilever Beams
E.D. Pons and Associates - Veterans Affairs Lebanon Check-In Renovation
Break Area

The new construction is a steel-framed building that is independent of the existing building. Designing the new structure to be independent from the existing one prevented the owner from incurring the cost of upgrading the existing building to meet the lateral force requirements of the current building code. Laterals forces are resisted through moment frames. By using cantilever beams at the roof no additional gravity loads were applied to the existing building. Steel framing was designed to support the existing brick veneer above the new first floor openings. The new steel supports were configured so that none of the existing foundations had to be reinforced.

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