healthcare

The Woman’s Hospital of Texas

Houston, TX

Project Type: EIFS

General Contractor: Bovis Lend Lease

Just a punt, pass and kick from the incredible Reliant Stadium, this new BakerTriangle project has a fascinating story. As BT mechanics were putting the final touches on this beautiful hospital, Hurricane Ike struck the Houston area, and the hospital. Fortunately, only minor repairs were necessary to the EIF system.

BT installed over 60,000 square feet of Parex Large Missile Impact EIFS PB with a 10 year warranty to meet the Hurricane Wind Requirements set by the Architect and Engineer. One layer of 20 ounce mesh embedded in base coat over the sheathing and the EIFS applied over that with the ability to withstand objects flying at more than 100 mph, which will keep them from penetrating the wall system. All installed in a period of less than 4 months with more than 25 certified mechanics on site and excess of 1000 scaffold frames in order to meet the aggressive schedule. EIFS thicknesses vary from 1-1/2” to 4” with several areas requiring up to 4 layers of reinforcing mesh.