Glades County Health Department

The Glades County Health Department, Medical Health Clinic project was a new one-story building in Moore Haven, FL.  The new facility has a large impact in the mostly rural community and is a substantial improvement from the old facility.  This health clinic has the capacity to service the needs of the community with multiple exam rooms, various educational classrooms (tobacco, pregnancy, drug, etc.), and a dental complex with room for six dentist chairs.  The structure of this facility consisted of concrete and steel.  The building sits on a concrete slab/foundation, utilized ICF (Insulating Concrete Forms) for the exterior walls, and a metal truss roof structure with standing seam roof panels.  Also, this building was designed and built according to LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Certification criteria.  This is the first LEED Certified (SILVER) building in Glades County.  The site work primarily consisted of de-mucking all improvement areas, importing necessary fill, native landscape, and construction of two dry detention areas.  Wright provided all necessary site improvements including storm drainage, concrete parking area with approximately 100 spaces, and all necessary sidewalks.  Finally, a new ROW (Right of Way) entrance was constructed along S.R. 78 for access to the new facility.