Materials Project Summary

Flaget Memorial Hospital - Left
Flaget Memorial Hospital - Right
Project Name: Flaget Memorial Hospital
Location: Bardstown (Nelson County), Kentucky
Facility Type: Private Hospital
GEM Services: Construction Monitoring & Testing

Project Description:

Project consisted of a new 80,000 SF three story hospital off of Route 245 in Bardstown, Kentucky. The building consisted a structure steel frame system supported on approximately 250 caissons installed into the Karst limestone bedrock formation. To save the Owner and construction manager time and money due to the late winter start, GEM value engineered the caisson foundations and was able to significantly reduce the rock socket depths originally specified by the design geotechnical engineer. In addition, GEM recommended stabilization of the building subgrade clay soils prior to the start of the foundations with hydrated lime. This not only provided a firm working surface for construction equipment during the winter and spring months but also reduced the swell potential of the fat clay soils.

During the course of the project GEM provided full-time inspection services for a period of 4 months during the site development and foundation installation. Other special inspection and testing services included masonry monitoring, structural steel inspection and testing and fireproofing inspection.