USC Keck Medical Office Building Reaches Topping-Out

Our team recently celebrated a significant milestone in the construction of the new Keck Medicine of USC  Office Building with a structural steel topping-out ceremony. This cutting-edge facility, a collaboration between Saiful Bouquet Structural Engineers, SmithGroup, and Turner Construction Company, is designed to meet modern medical needs while prioritizing sustainable design.

Located on a critical corner in the heart of the medical and research district near Huntington Hospital, this four-level, 110,000 GSF building with three subterranean parking levels employs steel construction with lightweight concrete fill over a metal deck supported by steel beams and columns. Perimeter moment frames use proprietary SidePlate connections to ensure structural resilience while providing robust seismic bracing for the structure. Its unique precast concrete façade, landscaped Plaza level, and strategic orientation not only provide a welcoming entry experience with ample shade for patients but also enhance visibility and traffic safety at the busy intersection for the Pasadena community.

The USC Keck Medical Office Building, Pasadena, is scheduled for completion in 2025 and aims for LEED Platinum certification.

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