PLEASANT GROVE HIGH SCHOOL GYM
Project Confirmation Number: 3891
Entry Category Commercial:
Institutional: Schools, Churches, and Transportation Facilities
700 E 200 S
Pleasant Grove, UT 84062
Brief description of the project:
Pleasant Grove Fieldhouse was constructed as a state of the art, NCAA quality gym. It was constructed while the existing campus was in use and in near proximity to existing buildings. It is structural masonry throughout with classrooms and sports facilities both below grade as well as above.
Size of Building:
Amount of Masonry Used (include all types and number of units):
22,000 SF of masonry being 4" Emp Veneer in two colors, and
1,000 SF of CMU 8" and 12" Honed and smooth consisting of two colors of honed material.
Project completion date: 2015
Explain the project and its unique use of masonry materials and techniques:
At the center, figuratively and literally, this is an up to date NCAA quality sports arena that supports the training of multiple athletic programs for the Pleasant Grove High School. To accomplish the construction of this project so near the existing buildings shotcrete was used to shore up the grade as the excavation was within near proximity of existing in use buildings.
Safety was a high priority for the crews on site as the construction process was completed during the school year while there were high levels of traffic nearby on the campus. The design allowed for below grade basketball gym surrounded by locker rooms for girls and boys home teams, weight training facilities, restrooms as well as an away team locker. All these areas were constructed by the use of structural masonry, incorporating two different honed block colors that when sealed provide a highly aesthetic and durable surface. The same use of a sealed surface with multi-color honed CMU continues throughout on the external areas of the upper (ground) level where classrooms, trophy displays and coaching staff offices are again surrounding the gym.
The gym incorporates the use of structural block sporting the team colors throughout. The upper level stadium seating was constructed of concrete block and is outlined by a running track for indoor winter training. Billboards for sponsorship and the scoreboard are raised upon a concrete masonry wall directly above 45 degree CMU wall. The original plans called for a full height structural wall running from below grade locker rooms, through the gym and up to the roof deck. There was to be another masonry wall enclosing trophy cabinets stepped to the interior (gym side) running adjacent to this wall from the ground level slab to the roof deck also. This design created a large void between the two walls with the wall on slab being of no structural value to the roof deck and creating a large load to rest upon the slab. The design was changed after suggestion of the Masonry contractor to incorporate a wall sufficient in height to enclose the trophy cases and then tying into the structural wall by creating a 45 degree block wall fully incorporating rebar and grout for strength. A buck was built to support while in construction and the finished product saved time, weight load, material and created a complimentary aesthetic design.
Externally the building is adorned with brick veneer resulting in an attractive finish with radius walls out front.
DOYLE HATFIELD MASONRY
ALPINE SCHOOL DISTRICT
ASH GROVE PACKAGING
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