Provided structural engineering for a new 40,000 square foot single story steel and masonry framed school addition to an existing structure in Idalia, CO, to enhance an aging facility.
Location: Idalia, CO
Client: Wold Architects and Engineers
Square Feet: 40,000
Construction Materials: Cast-in-Place Concrete, Light Gauge, Masonry, Composite Metal Deck
Awards and Recognition: LEED Gold status and won Best Project of K-12 Education for Colorado/Wyoming and Plain States.
Structural design involved sloped steel bar joist roofs at multiple elevations, vaulted common learning areas and high clerestory window openings. Unique design challenges included incorporation of a community storm shelter capable of withstanding 200 mph winds.