Tomorrow's Schools

by Socrates Ioannides, (M.ASCE), Pres.; Structural Affiliates International, Nashville, TN,
Robert P. Beall, Vice Pres.; Structural Affiliates International, Nashville, TN,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1992, Vol. 62, Issue 1, Pg. 56-58

Document Type: Feature article


While what's wrong with education looms as a national concern, many communities are doing something positive about it. They're constructing new schools designed to take youngsters into the next century. In Louisville, Ky., the Jefferson County Public School Board has embarked on an ambitious building program to upgrade and build new facilities for its educational program. The $4.5 million Charles D. Jacob Elementary School, completed in January 1991, replaces a 1912 building. Even though the building is large enough for 600 students in 30 classrooms, its horizontal lines and domestic roof angles fit neatly into its residential neighborhood. The structural solution for the school was a combination of load- and nonload-bearing masonry with steel framing for its multipitched roof.

Subject Headings: School buildings | Education | School (K-12) | Roofs | Load factors | Students | Residential location | Steel structures

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