Construction is underway on a full scale mock-up for The University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) John Sealy Hospital Envelope Renovation project at the Z6 Commissioning ISO-accredited testing laboratory in Galveston, TX. This performance mock-up will endure vigorous testing by Z6 personnel to ensure a successful envelope assembly is achieved. Check out our progress below and stay tuned for weekly updates.
5/18/2017 – PRE-CAST PANEL INSTALLED
It’s a BIG day in Galveston, TX! Pre-cast panels for the John Sealy Hospital Envelope Renovation are being hoisted into place via crane followed by welding attachment for the facade performance mock-up.
5/25/2017 – STRUCTURAL STEEL DECKING SUPPORTS SECURED
Making headway at the Z6 Commissioning ISO-accredited testing laboratory, the structural steel decking supports have been secured with wedge anchors at the welded pre-cast concrete beams.
5/30/2017 – FLUTED METAL DECKING INSTALLED
The fluted metal decking has been installed at Level 2 through Level 4 in preparation for pouring concrete floor slabs.
6/30/2017 – CONCRETE INSTALLED
Concrete was installed via pump truck at decking for Levels 2-4 of the John Sealy Performance Mock-up.
7/18/2017 – CURTAIN WALL FRAMING INSTALLATION
The curtain wall framing installation by Admiral Glass at the John Sealy Hospital Performance Mock-up is underway. The curtain wall system is the YKK manufactured YHC 300 OG – Hurricane Impact Curtain Wall for Essential Facilities. Stay tuned as we stay on track to provide performance testing services to the John Sealy mock-up in mid-September.
7/25/2017 – CURTAIN WALL SYSTEM INSTALLATION NEARING COMPLETION
Curtain wall system (YKK – YHC 300 OG) installation is nearing completion at the John Sealy Hospital Performance Mock-up. The glass lites have been set, pressure bars installed, and face cap installation is underway.