Huntingdon Area School District
The new 110,000 SF, two-story school was constructed on the existing middle school parking lot. Because the soil was highly expansive, the foundations for the first-floor construction are caissons to bedrock with concrete grade beams and shallow precast double tees. The construction is a combination of precast walls and roof planks, as well as load bearing masonry walls.
The existing middle school was demolished upon completion of the new school.
We have worked with Keller Engineers for structural and civil engineering support on six projects over the past five years and have been very pleased with the results. Our projects tend to be complicated phased renovation/ addition projects calling for creativity in planning and construction. I have been particularity pleased with their responsiveness to issues that arise during construction which is of particular importance to us and our clients. Vern L. McKissick, III, AIA, LEED AP, Owner/Architect McKissick Associates