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Daniel Young Elementary underwent a renovation that included the construction of a new gymnasium. This gymnasium will not only serve as a recreational space for the school but will also be the storm shelter for the school. This project is being completed using Coreslab Structures precast concrete solutions. The walls are made of 16″ thick walls comprised of a 10″ structural wythe, 3″ insulation, and a 3″ architectural wythe. The roof of the gym is a pre-topped 42″ deep double tee capable of resisting all ICC 500 loading and debris criteria with no additional cast-in-place topping.
The exterior walls use a blend of thin brick to create a colorful wave on the exterior elevations. The high-performance precast walls serve as the entire envelope of the building, they are the load-bearing structure, the insulation, and the architectural exterior. Electrical conduit and boxes are also cast directly into the panels so there is no need for any furring or other materials on the interior as well. The panels are simply painted to finish the interior side.
Precast concrete is an ideal solution for this project thanks to its many benefits. Precast concrete is a cost-effective and efficient building material that allows for the speedy construction of walls, roofs, and other structures. The walls of this gymnasium are 16″ thick and comprised of layers that provide structural, insulation, and aesthetic value. The roof is a pre-topped double tee that is capable of withstanding all ICC 500 loading and debris criteria.
Electrical conduits and boxes are cast directly into the panels, eliminating the need for additional materials or furring on the interior. The exterior walls feature a blend of thin brick to create a colorful wave pattern, creating a visually pleasing effect. Precast concrete is also highly durable and resistant to weathering, making it a great choice for a storm shelter.