Universal Health Services Centennial Hills Bed Tower Expansion

Las Vegas, NV

This much needed Centennial Hills Hospital bed tower addition was temporarily constructed to five-stories, and strategically designed to add three more stories in the future to match the existing eight-story tower. The 199,100 square foot project added 72 beds and expanded several key departments including the inpatient pharmacy, surgical services, and the post-anesthesia care unit (PACU). The tower project utilized Lean processes such as The Last Planner System, Choosing By Advantages, and Set-Based Design for selecting systems such as the structural framing system. Ultimately, a structural steel system with a metal deck and concrete floor framing system that incorporated transfer girders to match the reduced floor-to-floor heights of the existing bed tower floors was selected. The lateral load resisting system utilized a steel moment frame and buckling restrained braced frame lateral system to allow future flexibility.

Quick Facts

  • Size: 199,100 SF
  • Architect: HDR Architecture
  • The project was designed as an 8-story bed tower with connectivity to the existing concrete bed tower at all floors, however, 5-stories were constructed in the first phase.
  • Construction Cost: $86,000,000
  • Contractor: SR Construction
  • An innovative steel framing scheme was utilized through a Lean Set-Based Design to leverage future flexibility of the steel framed structure.