Clyde-Green Springs Elementary School
Project TeamStructural Engineer: Sam Muhsen
Owner: Clyde-Green Springs E.V. School District
Architect: Jim Price
General Contractor: ACI Construction Co., Inc.
Steel Joist Manufacturer: Vulcraft
Steel Detailer: Gross Welders and Fabricators
Steel Fabricator: Gross Welders and Fab
Steel Erector: Nu-Way Engineering Corp.
Project Type: Non-Industrial
Project DescriptionClyde-Green Springs School District’s goal is to design and construct a new, progressive, state-of-the-art K-5 elementary facility with a capacity for more than 500 students that embodies a dynamic learning environment. This educational facility project has several goals that include achieving a sustainable design with the intent to reach LEED Certification, gear the elementary school for continuous technology advancement capacity over the next two decades and create a progressive learning environment for students, teachers and administration. Clyde Green Springs Elementary, located in North Central Ohio, replaces the current circa 1936 school building on the same site a mere 70 feet away from the new building under construction. The existing school remains open during construction.
What Makes This Project InterestingThere are several interesting components with Green Springs Elementary. First, it was critical to keep the existing school open while the new facility was under construction. This resulted in a creative “zig-zag” or angled wings floor plan developed to exceed functionality in the new building as desired by the client, while maintaining a fully operational existing school.
Advantages Of The Chosen Structural SystemA flexible system was quick and easy to erect on the confined site. In the gymnasium, the flexibility of using steel joists allowed for an interesting open structural system design for the hipped roof, while maximizing full exposure views.
Project ScopeThe scope of this $13 million new, progressive K-5 elementary school incorporates more than 65,000 square feet into a two-story, brick and cast stone exterior with a ribbed PVC roof membrane. The finished project houses nearly 30,000 square feet of total floor and roof joists. This long-anticipated LEED-registered school project is expected to welcome students, staff and parents into the new facility this month.
Project DetailsProject Construction Cost: $13,263,000
Joist cost, including fabrication and erection: $300,000,000
Size (square ft.): 65,921
Roof area using joists (square ft.): 15,505
Floor area using joists (square ft.): 13,865
Joist area (square ft.): 29,745
Joist engineering to delivery (# days): 90
Joist erection (# days): 45
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