3 New or Expanded Facilities
ABD Engineering & Design worked with ZGF Architects to provide complete acoustical consulting services for the Vancouver Clinic expansion project at 3 locations.
Salmon Creek: 100,000 SF
Camas: 25,300 SF
Ridgefield: 15,400 SF – which was named one of Vancouver’s top projects of 2019.
Facilities include: Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC), Muskuloskeletal Center of Excellence, Physical Therapy, General Surgery Clinic, Urology Clinic, High Acuity Urgent Care, Imaging, Pathology, Family Practice (Primary Care) Clinic, and 24×7 Urgent Care.
The project utilized the on-stage/off-stage model to separate patient spaces from the common noise generating activities like supply delivery, alarms, and staff conversations. Patients enter exam rooms from one corridor, while care providers enter exam rooms from separate team workspace. To accomplish this, each exam room required two doors – which can be a potential sound isolation issue. ABD consultants recommended sliding doors with complete seals and added further modifications after construction to improve the noise isolation, without inhibiting the door operation.
Rooftop units placed directly over exam and team workspace areas were addressed with upgrades to the roof. Meanwhile, High Ceiling Attenuation Class (CAC) ceiling tiles were used inside help absorb mechanical unit noise and control sound within the space.