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James Bowie High School

Investing in Austin’s Education: School modernization effort to increase capacity

The James Bowie High School modernization project will increase student capacity and add a competitive gym, practice gym, weight training/equipment room, locker and dressing rooms, athletic offices, and event-day space. LAM+DCI designed the primary structural systems for the project, which include composite steel floor framing, steel roof girders to support bidder-designed roof joists, steel lateral brace frames, and shallow foundation elements. LAM+DCI collaborated with the geotechnical engineer and general contractor to reconcile varying foundation system recommendations in the preliminary and final reports.

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Location:
Austin, Texas
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Square Feet:
97,406
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Stories:
1-2
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Service:
Structural
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Industries:
PK-12
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Primary Material:
Concrete, Steel, Masonry

Project Highlights

  • The project team succeeded in determining design properties for a cost-effective shallow foundation system.
  • The project team resolved impervious cover restrictions, phasing challenges, and coordinated construction activity during regular campus operation hours.

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