Proj Overview

Project Overview

Phase one of the Tucker High School project involved demolition of an existing gymnasium, rerouting of utilities, and the construction of two total-precast-concrete classroom buildings to house classrooms, labs, media center, and administration. When phase one was completed, students were moved into the new classrooms. The old classrooms were then torn down. Phase two of the construction project completed the campus with technology classroom labs, auditorium, gymnasium, kitchen, athletic fields, and landscaped courtyards.

Precast Solution

Use of a total precast installation process at this high school project enabled the construction team to erect portions of the building within two feet of the existing—and still occupied—campus buildings. The total-precast concrete system allowed a crane to operate from within the footprint of the new classroom structures and back out onto public streets. Buildings consist of load-bearing exterior precast walls with precast columns and beams for the interior framing. Precast spandrels, architectural panels, double tees, stairs, and elevator boxes are also utilized.

 

Awards
2011 PCI Design AwardsSpecial Award: Best All-Precast Concrete Solution and K-12 School Honorable Mention
Project Team

Architect

Milton Pate Architects, Tucker, GA 

Engineer

Bennett & Pless, Atlanta, GA 

Contractor

Turner Construction Company, Atlanta, GA 

Owner

DeKalb County School System Design & Construction 

Precaster

Metromont Corporation, Hiram, GA

Key Project Attributes

  • Precast enabled the team to erect within two feet of the existing—and still occupied—campus buildings
  • The total-precast system allowed a crane to operate from within the footprint of the new classroom structures
  • Buildings consist of load-bearing exterior precast walls with precast columns and beams for the interior framing

Project/Precast Scope

  • Area: 340,000 ft2 in two phases, 210,000 ft2 in phase I
  • Number of stories: 1-4
  • 1,105 pieces of precast concrete