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Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton Parking Garage, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

A four-story parking garage at Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton featuring Banker Wire metal fabric features a railing intended to provide a sense of serenity and security to those entering and leaving the hospital.

A four-story parking garage at Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton featuring Banker Wire metal fabric features a railing intended to provide a sense of serenity and security to those entering and leaving the hospital.

John O'Connell, project manager at Bapko Metal Inc., project fabricator, says it selected Banker Wire products based on quality and cost. "This structure will serve the military, so we're very glad it turned out so well," he says.

The Banker Wire M13Z-145 woven wire mesh used in the garage's multi-level partitions lets in an abundance of natural light, complementing the structure's green and blue accents and ocean views. The mesh pattern features vertical triple wire, woven with consistent horizontal rods. Its long aspect ratio contrasts with its vertical orientation, giving the partitions a balanced appearance. The large-scale, three-wire weave has a 64.5 percent open area and offers a combination of natural airflow and security.

Banker Wire FPZ-10 woven wire was installed on the garage's staircases, walkways and pedestrian bridge. The rectangular openings in the FPZ- 10 pattern allow natural light transmission and the stainless steel metal fabric picks up the stairwells' blue and green hues.

Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton is projected to earn LEED Gold certification. Banker Wire woven wire mesh is composed of 80 to 85 percent post-consumer and 12 to 18 percent pre-consumer recycled steel, and contributes to LEED credits in the recycled content category.

The 500,000-square-foot hospital, which opened in December 2013, is located near the main gate of Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, the largest military training facility on the West Coast. The facility replaced a 1960s-era hospital that needed extensive seismic retrofitting. Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton includes inpatient medical-surgical services, an ambulatory surgery capability, adult ICU, and labor, delivery and postpartum delivery rooms.

The hospital's physical and occupational therapy clinic sees more than 75,000 patient visits each year. The large volume of outpatient visits made convenient parking a concern for the hospital's project team. When complete, the project yielded 1,200 more parking spots than the old facility.

Camp Pendleton Hospital was funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) and is the largest ARRA project awarded by the Department of Navy.

Architect of record: HKS Inc., Los Angeles

Design-builders: Clark Construction Group LLC, Costa Mesa, Calif., and McCarthy Building Cos., Costa Mesa

Fabricator: Bapko Metal Inc., Orange, Calif.

Wire mesh: Banker Wire, Mukwonago, Wis., www.bankerwire.com