Beloit High School administrators wanted to upgrade their swim facilities, as they were outdated and not large enough for swim meets.
Designers created an eight-lane competition pool for physical education classes and community use with seating for 750.
Precast concrete panels were erected on a steel frame, serving as a backup for several colors of brick and metal panels on the façade. Hollowcore also was installed for mezzanines. The panels’ interior sides were tiled to about 8 feet tall and painted above that.
The fast speed of the panels’ erection caught the project up to its schedule after unexpected site-remediation work was required. “It really was a help in keeping us on schedule,” says Clinton Selle, project manager for Bray Architects.
The components also helped minimize congestion and activity on the site, which was important as school was in session during construction.