Following the Mercy hospital aesthetic design standards that were established in the earlier Joplin Replacement Hospital this 7-story project incorporates 42,662 square feet of precast panels with thin brick and also exposed, integral color precast with an acid etch finish. These panels were 12” (4-4-4) insulated, taking full advantage of the thermal mass benefits of precast. The decision to go with insulated panels also consolidated trades and greatly simplified the detailing.
McCarthy Building Company
Construction progress photos by Reid Brandstetter of Enterprise Precast Concrete