Expansion Joint Covers
Kaiser Permanente: Downey Medical Center
Kaiser Permanente is one of America’s most prominent health care organizations. When designing a new Kaiser facility in Downey, CA, HMC Architects needed to ensure that patient care would not be disrupted during earthquakes. A combination of CS Expansion Joints were specified to protect the facility inside and out. LAF Series Wall Covers are designed to disengage in a seismic event to protect surrounding finishes from damage. PAN and Flush Seismic Floor Covers are virtually invisible within surrounding floor finishes. On the exterior, flexible seals were specified for weather protection and concealment.
Kaiser also incorporates Acrovyn for most construction projects throughout the U.S. The featured projects include Kaiser Sunnyside Medical Center, where the size of their Intensive Care Unit more than doubled in order to serve the growing community, and Kaiser Interstate Office Medical Center, where all the interior finishes were updated during a recent remodel.