BANFF ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PHASE 2
Location: Banff, Alberta
Project Type: Buildings
About This Project
The work was the second phase of a two-stage school replacement. Developed on an existing school site, both phases were required to be constructed while keeping the school and neighbouring area activities safe and inaccessible to the public.
Speed of construction and durability of the elements of the construction environment were important. The use of off-site fabrication and minimizing site labour were important considerations.
ISL created a 3-dimensinal space truss with tension rods and queen posts at the truss intersections. Lateral loads were resisted by a combination of Glue-laminated Timber (GLT) panels, masonry walls and braced bays. The structure was exposed, leaving a wonderfully warm and aesthetic feel for the gym.
- Structural Engineering
- Supporting Services