It was with great pride that members of the Canam-Buildings team learned that the Philip Simmons High School project in Charleston, South Carolina, won a 2017 Design Award in the “Unique” category. These awards are given out by the Steel Joist Institute based on criteria such as speed of construction, value and aesthetic considerations.
The jury was won over by the use of girders 120 inches (3 metres) deep and 118 feet (36 metres) long, double pitched joists spanning 60 feet (18 metres), KCS joists and standard sloping joists. The use of sloping and double pitched joists offered the architect the ability to design high and low roofs that blend with the architecture style of the Charleston area.
Building this 214,000 square foot (19,881 m2) project required us to fabricate 275 tons of joists and girders, 37,500 square feet (3,484 m2) of Reveal Series steel deck, 94,700 square feet (8,798 m2) of roof deck and 87,500 square feet (8,129 m2) of Lok-Floor deck. All steel components were fabricated at the Canam Group plant in Jacksonville, Florida.
Congratulations to all the teams that participated in the construction of this project!