Lankenau Medical Center Garage & Central Utility Plant

Location: Wynnewood, PA
Architect: RTKL Associates Inc.

O’Donnell & Naccarato provided structural engineering services for the 1-story, 34,000 SF Central Utility Plant (CUP) located below an eight-story, 1,200 car precast parking garage.

Based on the sloped rock on the site, the garage has 4 different grade levels with the CUP in the lowest portion of the garage. The roof of the CUP combines composite steel and precast beams for flexibility in supporting the CUP mechanical equipment. O’Donnell & Naccarato provided foundation design and full building documentation of the 8 story precast parking garage. Some of the basement walls were 30 feet high and the structure is founded on grade beams and caissions bearing on rock. The CUP cooling towers are located in a 60 foot x 100 foot x 30 foot deep “well” on the 4th floor of the garage.