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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.
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.