Talawanda High School
Oxford, Ohio

Schaefer provided the structural engineering for this new one- and two-story 185,000 sq ft Ohio School Facilities Commission (OSFC) funded high school. The school includes a 591 ft long two-story classroom wing, full theater/auditorium with raised fly space over the stage, field house style gymnasium with second floor auxiliary gym, and multiple rotundas. Steel bar joists are used for most floor and roof framing, and cold-formed steel trusses are used at the two-story classroom roof. Floor and roof framing members are supported by Insulated Concrete Form (ICF) walls, which provide an energy efficient alternative to traditional reinforced concrete masonry walls. The project has been designed as a LEED-Silver school, but recently achieved LEED-Gold certification. Building Information Model (BIM) was used to develop the design and produce construction documents, and was also used for construction scheduling and coordination reviews.

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