The 2 story, 32,000 sq. ft. school will seat 1,500.The church was built to replace an aging smaller worship hall that could only seat 360 people, which was not adequate for the growing congregation. The building had to be built in an area on the property that had a substantial down slope, thus nearly 5,000 truckloads of dirt had to be brought in to bring the building’s slab elevation up to a suitable location. Precast panels allowed the general contractor to make up for lost time. Once the site was ready, the 17,000 SF of architectural precast wall panels were erected in 14 working days, allowing the building to be dried in quickly so other trades could complete their work.
Breaking ground started back in February 2012, followed by 5,000 truckloads of backfill until July 2012. From July to August of that same year, the foundations and basement walls were created and steel erection began in September, then precast erection in October. The building was dedicated on June 16, 2013.
A precast concrete structural and envelop system was used to meet the project requirements. The envelope used insulated panels with embedded thin-brick providing a performance R-value of R-10. The exterior wall panels were also load bearing, transferring the floor and roof loads to the foundation.