Somerby of Sandy Springs

Somerby of Sandy Springs, located in the Perimeter area on the north side of Atlanta, Georgia, is a senior living facility that provides both independent living and assisted care options for its residents.  The complex consists of three (3) buildings – an independent living building, an assisted living/memory care building, and a common building.

The Independent Living building is a 5-story structure that is Type IIIA wood-framed construction on a conventional concrete slab on grade foundation.  A portion of the wood framing is supported on a post-tensioned concrete podium slab, underneath which back-of-house spaces are located.  Portions of the Level 2 and Level 3 framing are composed of steel and engineered lumber, as needed to provided clear space for common areas at levels below.

The Assisted Living/Memory Care building is a 3-story structure that is Type IIA construction, consisting of concrete slab on metal decking supported by cold-formed metal framing (CFMF) stud walls.  Portions of the Level 2 framing included structural steel beams for transfer conditions created by open spaces at the ground level.  The building is supported on a conventional concrete slab on grade foundation.

The Common Building is a steel-framed building utilizing composite slab on metal deck for the elevated floors and cold-formed metal framing (CFMF) roof trusses.  The lateral system for this building was a combination of steel moment frames and steel braced frames.

Project Details

Location: Sandy Springs, Georgia
Number of Floors: 5

Services Provided:
Cold Formed Steel Design & Detailing
Steel Design & Detailing
Post Tensioned Concrete
Type III & V Wood Frame Design
Building Information Modeling

Key Staff:

  • Registrations: GA
  • Education: Master of Science, Civil Engineering, Auburn University, 2003
    Bachelor of Civil Engineering, Auburn University, 2001
  • Notable Industry Committee Memberships: American Institute of Steel Construction
  • Industry Years Experience: 20
  • Registrations: GA, DC, NC, SC, AZ, MD, DC, PA, TX and VA; NCEES Registration, #29203
  • Education: Master of Civil Engineering Structural Specialization, GA Institute of Technology, 1998
    Bachelor of Engineering, Universidad Rafael Urdaneta (Venezuela), 1995
  • Notable Industry Committee Memberships: Post- Tensioning Institute, American Concrete Institute, American Society of Civil Engineers, American Institute of Steel Construction

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