Kalahari Resorts Expansion

2019 Design Award Winner

Location
Pocono Manor, PA

Structural Engineer
SCL Consulting

Architect
Architectural Design Consultants, Inc.

Steel Joist Manufacturer
Canam

Steel Fabricator
Stewart Amos Steel

The expansion of this resort in Pocono Manor, PA required long spans, pitched roofs, and special consideration of drift loads at various elevations. The main span included 185’ long, double-pitched joists. The joists were manufactured in three pieces with bolted field splices to accommodate transportation and jobsite issues. The double-pitched top chord of the joists eliminated the need for additional framing at the peak of the roof. The length of the joists opened up the inside of the building as well, eliminating the need for interior columns.