This work of improvement comprised a 7,000 square foot, two-story addition to a private school. The selected construction means and methods utilized most primary building materials available today. The walls were of concrete masonry, the roof and floor wood frame, the foundation system used traditional shallow bearing, conventionally reinforced concrete, and ordinary steel moment frames were also used at select locations to complete the architect's vision. The Kelly Design Group used a combination of building materials to yield the most cost effective solution for this project.
The new roof, of wood frame, used commercial wood IJoists and the floor framing used plate connected open web trusses common to this local; and readily available for expedited construction.
Today's model building codes require more experience and careful design techniques to arrive at an answer that best balances the current standard of care, the intent of the code, and cost effective construction.