High School

Hartsville, SC

Structural Engineer
Johnson & King

Moseley Architects

Steel Joist Manufacturer
New Millennium Building Systems

Steel Fabricator
Spectrum Fabrication, Inc.

The project included construction of two new additions. One is a 43,000sf two story academic wing with science labs, computer labs and classrooms. The second addition is a 27,300sf gymnasium with a two-story portion consisting of multi-purpose rooms, student activity areas, locker areas and storage.

The joist manufacturer was able to design the 16’-0” deep joist as a single joist in three pieces, with one layer of bridging as opposed to two separate joists with two layers of bridging. This approach saved additional erection time, had a more straightforward erection plan, and gave the joists a very distinct look – which was appropriate for the Science and Mathematics center.