The University of Alabama
Printing and Mail Facility
As part of The University of Alabama’s plan to revitalize the historic Bryce Hospital Campus throughrenovations and new construction, the Printing and Mail Facility is a total renovation to the first and secondfloors of the former hospital’s North Twin Building. The nearly 45,000 square-foot building houses theUniversity’s main Post Office as well as its Department of Printing Services. The exterior envelope renovationincludes a new roof truss assembly, roofing, and windows together with substantial restoration of the building’s exterior masonry.
The interior work consists of demolishing all interior finishes and partitions then rebuilding those interiors, installing new mechanical, electrical, and life safety systems as well as new elevator systems. Also, in order to increase the floor loading capacity of the existing concrete frame to accommodate the printing facilities’ equipment, we designed and installed a shoring system that nearly doubles the load capacity of the first floor.