Goose Creek Community Center steel design project

Goose Creek Community Center

This project consists of a new 40,000 SF community center completed in 2005, and a 35,000 SF addition completed in 2017.  

The first community center has 2 high bay gyms that are back to back, roof supported, with an elevated indoor walking track, community meeting rooms, classrooms, a fitness center, and administrative offices for the Goose Creek Recreation Department.  

The 2017 addition includes a large acrobatics space, workout rooms, meeting rooms, and conference rooms. The structure has a high bay central corridor and structural steel frame construction with brick veneer, a slab on the grade floor, and a conventional spread footing foundation. 

Promise Center

At Promise Campbelton

Located on Campbelton Road, the Promise Center is part of an initiative of the Atlanta Police Foundation. The center provides a safe and inviting place for neighborhood youths aged 13-24, giving them access to counseling, mentoring, and social services while improving communication between Atlanta police officers and the community. The center provides education, recreation, social services, and career training.

Low Country Celebration Park

This is a large park project that includes a small pond, playground areas, and several structures. The structural work includes 3 main buildings that are framed primarily with heavy and glulam elements. The Children’s Museum is an enclosed building that houses exhibits. The Pavilion structure is primarily for entertainment events and has a high sloping heavy timber-framed roof that opens up to a large lawn area. The restroom facility is also heavy timber-framed and houses both restroom facilities and some visitor center exhibits.

This project was completed as 4SE, Inc., prior to joining EM Structural in 2021.

Baxter-Patrick James Island Library

This is a new, 20,000 SF facility that includes a collection, reference and user space, several meeting and work rooms, and outdoor spaces. There is a children’s area with reading nooks, study rooms, public computers and WiFi, and a community room with 100 chairs, 14 tables, a kitchenette, podium, and a state-of-the-art audio/video system.  

The  library has a structural steel framed, folded plate roof supported on reinforced concrete columns with spread footing foundation.   

This project was completed as 4SE, Inc., prior to joining EM Structural in 2021. 

Ashley River Park

This project consisted of the construction of a new park, including a guardhouse, outfitters building, picnic shelter and restrooms, and a pavilion.  

The guardhouse and entry to the park is wood framed with plywood sheathing and turned down concrete slab/foundation. The outfitters building is wood framed with plywood sheathing, gable shaped roof, raised floor system will consist of a wood framed platform bearing on round sonotube formed concrete piers and spread footings. The picnic shelter and restrooms are a raised wood framed platform floor and wood framed ramp, all supported on round sonotube formed concrete piers and spread footings, shed shaped roof framed in wood and supported by structural steel pipe columns cantilevered from the foundation and structural steel pipe beams. The main pavilion includes one small, enclosed building with restrooms, storage, and a bridal suite, and the other is a roofed open air pavilion event space. Wood framed walls sheathed in plywood support the roof of the small, enclosed building. The open-air pavilion consists of a raised wood framed platform floor and ramp, supported on sonotube formed concrete piers and spread footings. The roof will be wood framed for the most part, in the form of cable/rod tied, steel flitch plated rafters, spanning between two lines of structural steel pipe columns cantilevered from the foundation, with double structural steel pipe beams.  

This project was completed as 4SE, Inc., prior to joining EM Structural in 2021. 

Loudoun County Courthouse

Located in Leesburg, Virginia, the new 3-story Loudoun County Courthouse structure houses four new courtrooms with a structural configuration that allows cubicle space at the first floor to be reconfigured into four additional courtrooms if needed for expansion. The remainder of the program consists of judges’ offices, conference rooms, office space, secure waiting lobbies, libraries, file storage, and prisoner holding. The new facility is connected to the existing courthouse by an underground tunnel cast under one of the oldest streets in Leesburg, dating back to the 1700’s.  

The structural framing system consists of composite steel deck with concrete topping spanning between composite steel beams and girders, supported by steel columns. The columns are supported by micropiles and pile caps. Due to the potential for sinkholes under the building, the lowest level slab is structured to span between pile caps and additional individual micropiles at the midspan of longer slab spans. The lateral load resisting system for the building is a combination of concentrically braced frames and steel moment frames. 

Hardeeville Welcome Center

Hardeeville Welcome Center

The Hardeeville Welcome Center is strategically located on I-95 Northbound near the Georgia-South Carolina border. This 9,999 SF Welcome Center offers many services including: travel information, free WiFi access, accommodations information for all parts of South Carolina, current weather and traffic information, lodging and theater reservations and mapping and routing information.

This new building replaces a 38-year-old facility and includes multiple meeting spaces, exhibit spaces, staff spaces and restrooms for the public.

Florence County Museum

Florence County Museum

The new 28,000 SF museum is located in downtown Florence, South Carolina. The Florence County Museum provides a dynamic 2-story sanctuary for the preservation, interpretation and exhibition of objects of scientific, historic and artistic significance. The central 2-story lobby has a balcony and a crossover interior walkway connecting the two wings. With multiple gallery spaces, the museum showcases over 140 works representing 20th-century Southern art.

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