Fluhrer ReedFluhrer Reed, Structural Engineers, Raleigh, NC

Portfolio — Upper Room School

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For the Upper Room School, Fluhrer Reed used a pre-engineered metal building system for the main structure and conventional steel for elements such as the exterior canopies. A hybrid system of metal building frames and interior reinforced masonry shearwalls was used to resist lateral forces. This design required a high degree of coordination between Fluhrer Reed and the metal building manufacturer since the diaphragm connections to the masonry shearwalls were critical to ensure proper load transfer.

  • Address: Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Area: 60,000 sq. ft.
  • Number of Floors: 2
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