Solving Addition Problems Is Elementary
When established schools see student counts rise, they often turn to portable classrooms. Facing just that issue, Highpoint Elementary School elected to build an addition with precast, prestressed concrete. Tindall's total precast annex added 22,000 sq. ft. of classrooms, bathrooms, and administrative areas to the school on a 17-day erection schedule. Our product quality, diverse manufacturing capabilities, and superior engineering support give Tindall an edge in today's market. The building was erected during the day when school was in session.
- Owner: Fulton County Board of Education
- Architect: Gardner, Spencer, Smith, Tench & Hensley, P.C.
- Engineer: Weems Doar Engineers, Inc.
- Contractor: Hensler & Beavers General Contractors, Inc.
- Location: Atlanta, GA
- Added 22,000 sq. ft. of classrooms, bathrooms and administrative areas
- Overcame site erection difficulties, including small footprint, traffic congestion, and limited on-site parking
- Insulated precast panels allowed contractor early interior access and building heat during winter
- Early interior access contributed to increased speed and efficiency of other trades.
- Erected structure in 17 days during cold, wet weather in January 2007
- Building provides permanent academic setting for students.
- New annex matches exterior of adjacent 20-year-old building with inlay brick and reveal patterns.
- Precast wall panels mimic concrete block interior of existing building.
- 121 precast pieces, including insulated wall panels, slabs, and the floor system, which included double tees and interior bearing walls.
- Electrical, mechanical, and plumbing chases cast in for easy field installation and reduced field time.