University of Kentucky "The 90" South Commons Dining Facility
A new fast-track, $35.0 M, 2-story, 82,000 sq ft dining facility with second floor classroom and office space. Structure consists of structural steel framing supported on concrete spread footing foundations.
University of Kentucky Gatton School of Business & Economics
A $65.0 M, 3-story renovation and addition to the Business and Economic Building. The steel structure is designed to span over an existing underground storm water retention cavern.
University of Pikeville Health Professions Education Facility
A new $45.0 M, 7-story health education facility. The building structure utilizes a structural steel frame with composite steel beams and wide flange columns. The lateral resisting system utilizes the concrete shear walls in conjunction with moment frames (connections of bolted end-plate connections designed by Brown + Kubican). The south façade steps inward necessitating the use of plate girders at the third level to support the floors above. The plate girders also cope up to 18” from the 33” maximum depth to accommodate a waterproofed double-slab system at an outdoor terrace. Interior floor slabs are recessed for topping slabs to be polished. The seventh-story is open without interior columns for use as an assembly space.
The structure is situated into a steep hillside with minimal clearance to the Record Memorial Building to the east and to Sycamore Street to the north. The excavation required an approximate 260 lf by 28 feet tall pile and lagging wall with tiebacks to support the street and allow for excavation to the bedrock shelf which was designed by Brown+Kubican, PSC to coordinate with the building foundations. From that level the bedrock was drilled, presplit and excavated to a strict tolerance so as to minimize subsequent backfill. To accommodate the site relief the structure is terraced into the hillside at the 5th story to incorporate a necessary soil excavation and retainage up to Sycamore Street into the building space for minimal additional cost. The building structure utilizes cast-in-place concrete walls supported by rock anchors up to the 5th story. The sixth story and outlying connector utilize concrete foundation walls braced by buttress walls. A one-story connector to the adjoining structure likewise uses a combination of cantilever and buttressed walls to resist 2-stories of grade differential.
University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research (CAER)
A 2-story, steel frame building with offices and laboratories for battery, solar and bio-fuel research. The building is founded on grade beams and rock bearing reinforced concrete drilled piers.
Morehead State University East Parking Structure and Dining Facility
A new, $8.0 M, 25,000 sq ft dining facility elevated over surface parking below plus a new, $7.0 M, 250 car, 3-story concrete parking structure.
Midway College Starks Hall Learning Resource Center
A new $3.0 M, 3-story Learning Resource Center consisted of three floors totaling approximately 32,000 sq ft. It is a steel frame structure utilizing composite steel beam construction. The lateral load resisting system for the building utilizes ordinary steel concentrically braced frame.
Cumberland College New Science Building
A $5.3 M, 2-story, 28,000 sq ft steel frame structure with laboratories, classrooms and offices. The building was designed to replicate Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello.
Western Kentucky University Owensboro
This project is a steel frame structure utilizing composite steel beam construction. The foundation system consists of shallow spread footings on soil. The lateral force resisting system utilizes concentrically braced frames.
GCTC Center for Advanced Manufacturing
A new 3-story, steel frame building with classrooms, laboratories and offices at the Florence Campus of Gateway Community College.
ECTC Postsecondary Education Phase II
This project consisted of three floors totaling approximately 82,000 sq ft to infill and bridge between two existing buildings on campus. It is a steel frame structure utilizing composite steel beam construction. A full story deep truss spans approximately 90 ft to support the third floor and roof while providing column free space to a tiered classroom below.
Madisonville CTC Technology Center
A new $16.0 M, 2-story,76,000 sq ft laboratory and classroom building with steel frame and lateral force resisting system of concentrically braced frames.
Arlington Elementary School
Arlington Elementary School, located on North Limestone in Lexington, was renovated and increased in size in 2009. The $11.0 M addition replaced three previous additions that had many problems, including masonry disrepair, weak floor structures and multiple floor elevations that were not ADA compliant. It included a new cafeteria, new gymnasium, new classrooms, new offices, a new media center and an enhanced entry with a drop off canopy. The project was constructed with composite steel decking on steel beams (floor), steel decking on steel joists (roof) and a concrete slab on grade at ground level. The floors and roof were supported on reinforced load-bearing concrete masonry walls which bear on soil bearing reinforced concrete spread footings.
Mary Todd Elementary School
A 1-story, 4,300 sq ft Media Center and Vestibule addition and renovation of the existing 64,000 sq ft gymnasium, classrooms, administration offices and cafeteria. It is a load-bearing masonry wall structure with steel joists and roof deck. The project includes a new 2-story entry structure.
Liberty Elementary School - Lexington, Kentucky
The project consisted of a new $11.4 M, 1-story with mezzanines, 81,000 sq ft elementary school. The facility uses load-bearing concrete masonry walls and a partial steel frame to support a steel joist roof structure. The lateral resisting building system utilizes ordinary reinforced masonry shear walls.
Garrett Morgan Elementary
A $15.0 M, 73,000 sq ft new elementary school constructed for Fayette County Public Schools. Typical structure consists of metal deck roof system spanning to steel joists supported by load bearing masonry walls. At each classroom wing, the center corridor is capped with a concrete slab above ceiling level to create a “hardened” corridor. Exposed acoustical roof deck is utilized in the cafeteria, gym, and media center spaces. Foundations for the structure consist of soil bearing spread footings and continuous strip footings.
Harlan High School - Harlan, Kentucky
New $32.0 M, 3-story, 265,000 sq ft facility with load-bearing concrete masonry wall, steel frame, and precast hollow-core plank and double tee floor structure. Facility includes classrooms, offices, laboratories, library, auditorium and gymnasium.
Fairview High School
A $7.5 M 16,000 sf renovation and 11,170 sf addition to the existing High School. The project included a phased implementation to consolidate the middle and high school, relocate the media center to the cafeteria, and convert the administration area to the new cafeteria. The exchange took advantage of location and structure heights to increase natural light and flexibility. The existing facility had both high-volume, exposed-structure and low-volume with ceilings requiring strict coordination between engineering disciplines.
The addition utilized masonry bearing walls, a conventional steel frame, and wood fiber acoustical deck. Certain foundation and structural elements utilized architectural concrete with smooth formed and rubbed finish.
Knox Central High School - Barbourville, Kentucky
The classroom and office wings utilize composite steel beams at the second floor and steel joists for the roof bearing on concrete masonry walls. The use of composite beams instead of the more traditional steel joist construction is estimated to save more than $50,000 in structure costs and will provide a structure which exhibits less vibrations under foot traffic.
Advanced Manufacturing Facility BCTC Georgetown Campus
A $16.8 M, 2-story, 79,600 sq ft steel frame building with classrooms, laboratories and offices at the Georgetown Campus of Bluegrass Community and Technical College.
Elizabethtown Community & Technical College Springfield Campus
This $9.5 M project is the first building on the newly created Springfield Campus of the Elizabethtown Community and Technical College. It is a 2-story steel frame structure with a two-story high bay laboratory space. The building also houses offices, meeting rooms and classrooms.The second floor structure is a concrete slab on composite steel deck over steel beams. The roof structure consists of steel decking over steel joists and beams. The building is founded on spread footings on limestone bedrock.
JCTC - New Carrolton Campus
A $10.0 M, 48,000 sq ft steel frame building with classrooms and offices in a 2-story portion connected to laboratories in a tall 1-story space at the Carrollton Campus of Jefferson Community and Technical College. This project consisted of a steel frame structure utilizing composite steel beam construction. The foundation system consists of shallow foundations bearing on soil. The lateral force resisting system utilizes concentrically braced frames and C.M.U. shear walls. Architectural and special use considerations included sloping and hanging brick supports, exposed structure in the connector area, and hanging C.M.U.
BCTC Newtown Campus Science Building
A $20 M, 3-story, 66,000 sq ft steel frame building with classrooms, laboratories, and offices at the Newtown Campus of Bluegrass Community and Technical College. This project consisted of a steel frame structure utilizing composite steel beam construction. The foundation system consists of a series of grade beams supported by drilled pier foundations down to rock. The lateral force resisting system utilizes concentrically braced frames.
Architectural and special use considerations included special vibration considerations for the floor framing and an exterior pedestrian bridge structure.