Cromwell Elementary School Addition

Location:  Memphis, Tennessee Architect:  braganza design / GROUP The scope of our engineering on this project included a new two-story classroom addition containing classrooms, restrooms, teacher’s work areas, storage, utility areas and mechanical/electrical space.  The new building is be connected to the existing building via a walkway canopy.  There were approximately existing portable classroom buildings that were demolished onsite. A new parking lot and covered playground area were constructed where the portables were located....
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Presbyterian Day School (PDS) Renovations

Location:  Memphis, Tennessee Architect:  The Crump Firm This two-story building on the 2nd Presbyterian Church campus consists of an early childhood center, gymnasium with a full-sized basketball court, lifetime fitness and a mechanical room. The structure is comprised of steel frame composite concrete slab with reinforced concrete masonry.  This addition to the existing building and adds approximately 83,800 s.f. of new construction. The building addition was designed per High Seismic Zone requirements as governed by the International Building Code 2006. The seismic design incorporated a site specific seismic evaluation.  The seismic occupancy category was considered a substantial hazard to human life and therefore was designed for higher seismic forces than an ordinary building....
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UT Basic/Clinical Sciences Research Building

Location: Memphis, Tennessee The University of Tennessee is the state’s flagship comprehensive institution whose vision is to be the preeminent public research and teaching university linking the people of Tennessee to the nation and the world.  In order to move this vision forward, the University needed a state of the art science center.  The end result is the UT Basic/Clinical Sciences Research Building. This facility is a 101,370 SF 4 story plus basement composite steel building.  This structure was designed to withstand limited vibrations without damage to sensitive scientific instruments.  It was important that the design provide space for educational excellence, pursuit of knowledge, scientific study while enhancing the campus environment.  A cooling tower on the roof, loading deck, service...
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