KFOR News Studio – Oklahoma City, OK

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KFOR News Studio – Oklahoma City, OK

Project Overview

Coreslab Structures helped KFOR News build a studio that could withstand even the most severe weather events. The design features a 42,880 ft² studio with an additional covered parking area to protect 130 vehicles. Precast concrete was used for structural components, including long-span-roof double-tee members that can handle 88 lb/ft² of downward wind pressure and an uplift of 115 lb/ft².The combination can withstand an EF-3 tornado, with the internal studio capable of withstanding an EF-5 tornado.

Coreslab’s prefabrication of the structure and exterior panels also reduced the construction schedule by several months compared to alternative construction methods, and enabled the team to accommodate a late-stage addition to support satellite dishes on the roof. The resulting structure not only looks appealing, but offers employees and their vehicles a safe refuge during severe weather events.

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Project Attributes

Project Name:
KFOR News Studio

Project Location:
Oklahoma City, OK

Building Type:
Office Buildings

Tribune Broadcasting Oklahoma City, Okla.

Rees, Oklahoma City, Okla.

Precast Producer:
Coreslab (OKLA) Inc.

Product Types:

Project Attributes:
This project is a showcase of the strength and durability of precast concrete construction. It is designed to withstand an EF-3 tornado and an EF-5 event. The long-span-roof double-tee beams are engineered to support a superimposed 50 lb/ft² debris load, downward wind pressure of 88 lb/ft², and an uplift of 115 lb/ft². The covered parking area provides protection for vehicles during weather events.  The project included the construction of a 42,880ft² studio and 16,250ft² of covered parking. A total of 799 precast concrete elements were used in the construction, and erection was completed in just 44 days. This project demonstrates the efficiency and effectiveness of precast concrete construction for large-scale projects.

Precast Benefits

Precast concrete was the perfect choice for KFOR News’ studio project, as its strength and durability enabled the structure to withstand even the most severe weather events. Precast concrete’s pre-fabrication capabilities allowed Coreslab Structures to quickly and efficiently construct the 42,880 ft² studio, with additional covered parking area for 130 vehicles, in a fraction of the time it would have taken with alternative construction methods.

The precast components, including long-span-roof double-tee members, can handle 88 lb/ft² of downward wind pressure and an uplift of 115 lb/ft², making the studio capable of withstanding even an EF-5 tornado. This precast solution also allowed the team to accommodate a late-stage addition of satellite dishes on the roof. Precast concrete provided KFOR News with an attractive, long-lasting, and safe structure that can stand up to even the most severe weather events.

KFOR News Studio – Oklahoma City, OK

About Coreslab

Coreslab Structures is a leading global manufacturer and distributor of precast concrete products. Since 1975, we have been a premier producer of precast/prestressed concrete products, supplying top–of–the–line structural, architectural, and hollow core solutions to clients across Canada and the United States.

Our extensive network of precast/prestressed concrete facilities, combined with our commitment to excellence and technical expertise, has helped us become a leader in construction innovation and sustainable practices.

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