Verona High School
Unique project conditions necessitated a creative structural framing solution for the Verona High School project. The primary structural framing for the project was two-way post-tensioned (PT) concrete, selected largely to eliminate the need to fireproof the primary structural elements and reduce the quantity of required firewalls. Further, the PT slab system is a very thin profile (typically 9 inch) without beams or drops that allowed high ceilings and straightforward mechanical coordination. The typical roof framing was also PT concrete while the atrium consisted of long span steel joists, selected to maximize daylight views. The framing at the gymnasium and pools was more traditional load bearing precast walls supporting long span steel joists.