This architectural prototype design saves the school district a substantial amount of money on the overall construction of the project.
Utilizing a unique method of panel construction to ensure the thin brick veneer would not break during pours or lifts, the placement of the formliner and brick veneer was one of the most challenging aspects of this project.
The brick veneer was placed in formliners for all the panels, which required close coordination between the detailers, rod busters, and placing and finishing crews in order to minimize the extent of broken and/or dislodged bricks. The construction team was required to walk flat-footed in the panels while setting the brick and reinforcing the steel so the brick would not crack beneath their weight.
Architectural treatments include a variety of different colored bricks with band pattern and accents, Endicott tile, and coppertone and rose blend colors. By utilizing thin brick, the design team was able to achieve the look of a traditional brick schoolhouse. The color plays with a more creative use of pattern and is very unique.
To create support and interest for the project, the design and construction team held an event that centered on the lifting of the panels in order to showcase the new school and how utilizing Tilt-Up helps the school save on construction costs without sacrificing quality.
Orlando, FL 32836
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