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Philip Simmons High School

Project details


Charleston, SC, USA

Year of Construction



McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture


ADC Engineering


D&T Steel, Inc.


Berkeley County School District

General Contractor

Thompson Turner Construction

Steel Erector

D&T Steel, Inc.

Steel fabricator

D&T Steel, Inc.


Canam’s services were selected for the supply of Reveal Series architectural steel decks and structural steel for the Philip Simmons High School located in Charleston in South Carolina.

This new 214,000 ft2 (19,881 m2) two-story high school has been built with regular composite decking as well as the Reveal Series roof decks, RS2.0A – acoustic version, and RS3.5. The acoustic version minimizes the sound, an important feature for the school gymnasium. Two complex open web joist girders as well as joists complete the structure. As the ceiling is visible, it has been painted white to give it an aesthetics look and to prevent corrosion.

The Philip Simmons High School focuses on science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics to prepare students for high-tech careers in the neighboring companies such as Volvo and BP.

Awards and distinctions

2017 Design Award Winner

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