St. Cloud Public Library

Provided civil and structural engineering for a 118,000 square foot library and administrative offices for the Great River Regional Library Board.

Location: St. Cloud, MN
Client: Meyer, Scherer & Rockcastle
Services: Structural, Civil
Square Feet: 118,000
Construction Materials: Cast-in-Place Concrete, Structural Steel, Post-Tensioned Concrete, Light Gauge
Civil Services: Stormwater, SWPPP, Utility Design, Site Demolition, Erosion/Sediment Control
Cast-in-place conventional concrete wide module pan and joist construction was used for the first floor over the partial basement and cast-in-place concrete wide module pan and joist construction with post-tensioned girders was used for the second floor structure to support the heavy stack loading from the library use.
The roof structure was steel frammed ultilizing open web steel bar joists. To provide natural daylighting, the roof implemented a clear story pop up along with multiple roof step locations. The facility also hosts a rain garden area and a green roof over a portion of the library.
Civil engineering consisted of design for the grading, drainage and layout for the new library and a 225 stall parking lot located on a 5.6 acre site. The civil design also included sidewalks and a service dock area, new utilities to service the building, and stormwater management through a combination of on-site underground storage chambers, a partial green roof, a rain garden, and permable pavers in the boulevard.