Located in Sandpoint, Idaho, this 10,000 square foot building consists of a mixture of dimensional wood framing and traditional log construction. Built to meet LEED Silver status, it is likely that once certified it will meet LEED Gold status. A geothermal heating system and low-flow plumbing fixtures contribute to the LEED status along with a structure built using local resources.
Construction on the MFCU corporate facility started in the spring of 2009. Light gauge steel studs support the perimeter bearing walls and steel bar joists support a concrete floor system. A tremendous amount of natural light enters the building through theclerestory structure which is supported by exposed structural steel braces. The owner, contractor, and the entire design team (CTA Architects Engineers) worked closely during the design phase to assure the best possible product.
Bridger Bowl Ski Lodge03 Jan
A new four-story building with 38,500 square feet of usable space for ski lodge activities such as ticket sales, cafeterias, classrooms, locker rooms, and a day care center. The building will be constructed into the side of a mountain, so two of the stories will be below the backside grade. The foundation is cast-in-place concrete walls. The floor levels are framed with steel beams and girders with a concrete filled metal deck. The roof has a 6:12 slope with some dormers. The roof framing is steel purlins with wood rafters and wood sheathing. The exterior walls are wood in-fill studs of the steel frame. The interior walls are light gage steel in-fill studs. The lateral force resisting elements are a combination of steel moment frames, steel braced frames, concrete shear walls, wood shear walls, and heavy timber bracing.
Moonlight Basin10 Feb
Moonlight Inn is a 30,000 square foot ski lodge built at the base of Big Sky Ski Resort in Southwestern Montana. The three-story structure is a mix-use facility including condominiums, a restaurant, spa and offices. The building was constructed of a mixture of wood, log, steel and concrete. A combination of steel x-bracing and plywood shearwalls was used as restraint against lateral seismic forces. The area is in seismic zone 4 and also was designed for a 220-pound/square foot snow load. The project was completed for the 2000 ski season at a cost of 4 million dollars.
Black Butte Ranch10 Feb
This project consisted of two facility buildings at the main entrance to the ranch. The community complex building is an 11,000 square foot, two-story wood structure, housing administrative offices for the ranch, a public assembly area, and the post office. The police services building is approximately 3,050 square feet with a four-car garage and dispatch offices. Typical construction techniques with structural wood floor and roof systems. Non-typical construction for the 20-foot tall assembly space with retractable partition wall and 6-foott overhangs at the exterior deck and roof framing.
Trailhead Building10 Feb
The Missoula Mercantile Warehouse Building was constructed between 1880 and 1900. The walls are made of brick masonry, the floor and roof are framed with wood. Archaic timber trusses span 50 ft. and support the roof structure in one area of the building. Over the years the structure has served in many different roles, from its original warehouse function for supplying wagon trains to a sawmill complete with a stream running through the basement. It also housed the Front Street Theatre and will now be home to the Trailhead, an outdoor gear supplier based in Missoula. Our role in the project was the complete structural upgrade of the existing building to support the new loads of a retail space. In addition, we designed upgrades to support the lateral loads of the Missoula region.
The existing building was a 21,000 square foot office building originally built in the 1910′s with 18-inch thick brick walls and wood floor and roof framing. About 35% of the existing building was added during the 1950′s with cast-in-place concrete frames supporting concrete floors and a concrete roof. Today’s addition adds approximately 7,500 square feet including more office space, a loading dock, and a 34-foot tall entrance lobby. The project is cost-driven with an aesthetic goal to match the existing building. Both the existing building and the addition are two stories tall with a full-height basement.
South Gate Mall Offices10 Feb
This building is new construction of a five-story office building with a foundation footprint of 80 feet x 130 feet. It provides over 62,000 square feet of office space (including the basement). The main level is 15 feet tall and the remaining floors are 13.5 feet tall each. The floor framing is steel and concrete composite beams and girders. The roof framing is steel joists with a steel roof deck. The lateral load resisting system is concrete shear walls. The exterior walls are light gage steel stud framing. Brick veneer clads the main level, dryvit is used on the next three floors, and curtain walls are used on the fifth floor. The main level is a commercial bank, so assembly load is used in design.
Glacier Bank10 Feb
The Glacier Bank headquarters, in Kalispell, expanded by purchasing the building across the street. Both two-story buildings were first remodeled and then connected by a 66-foot precast concrete skybridge. Both the north building and the south building remodels included in-fill floor areas on the second floor. Both buildings include new pop-up areas on the roof to provide space for elevators and stairs leading to the skybridge. During construction, a massive fire burned much of the roof framing on the north building. An assessment of the damage was made by Eclipse as well as direction given as to which structural elements were salvageable and which were damaged beyond repair.