Anschutz Health Sciences Building
The University of Colorado Anschutz campus is one of the largest and most advanced academic medical campuses in the nation and was due for an expansion. This project is to support multiple users, including researchers, faculty and staff, students and patients. It includes facilities for computational research and clinical trials, an educational medical simulation hub, mental/behavioral health research clinics, faculty offices, and other educational and amenity spaces to be shared by the campus.
JE Dunn utilized multiple systems provided by EFCO for vertical concrete. To start, JE Dunn used EFCO PLATE GIRDER® forms to cast the foundation and numerous sizes of complex pilasters around the perimeter of the job. There are also a total of four cores on this project, each using PLATE GIRDER forms going slab to slab. For this case, the core systems will cycle floor to floor with the crane as the slabs go up around them. Each core was equipped with a Flipper Lock Platform built with E-BEAMS® and SUPER STUDS® for access. Flipper Lock Platforms cycle upward into pockets cast into the next pour. Throughout the job, various column sizes were formed using EFCO LITE® as well as PLATE GIRDER formwork. Using drawings provided by JE Dunn, EFCO designed and built custom 40′ (12.2 m) V-column forms that are being used for the front of the structure.
When finished, this job will be a 390,914 ft2 (36,320 m2), LEED Gold, 7-story building for the University of Colorado. The Anschutz Health Sciences Building will be an integral and dynamic focal point of the campus, furthering its trajectory as one of the leading medical care, research and education facilities in the world. ◊