Glades County Health Department
The Glades County Health Department Medical Health Clinic project was a new one-story building in Moore Haven, FL. The facility, being a substantial upgrade from the previous one, heavily impacts the rural community it is located in. Because the health clinic is complete with multiple exam rooms, education rooms, and a dental complex, it has the capacity to serve the needs of the community extremely well. The structure of this facility was constructed of concrete and steel. Additionally, the building sits on a concrete slab/foundation, utilized ICF (Insulating Concrete Forms) for the exterior walls, and has a metal truss roof structure with standing seam roof panels. This building was also designed and built according to LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification criteria, making it 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 easy access to the new facility.