Contractor JE Dunn
The new patient tower for the University of Missouri presented a compilation of unique challenges for the design and construction teams. Based on site logistics and existing facilities, a full bed-depth brick veneer solution utilizing a unitized rainscreen system was the solution of choice.
The Issue: No one had previously engineered or constructed this type of envelope in actual practice. AWS and Seedorff Masonry, Inc (SMI) worked in collaboration with HOK's design team to develop a custom solution for the exterior envelope on this project. Fully assembled in Strawberry Point, IA at the SMI warehouse facilities, 324 panels were fabricated and shipped to Columbia, MO where the AWS team erected the panels on the structure.
With a design-bid-build delivery system, JE Dunn provided construction management services for the facility.