H.A. Dorsten provided general contracting services on a new 20,859 square foot, multi-purpose facility for the Arcanum-Butler Local School District. In Arcanum, Ohio, this facility is a custom-engineered metal building system with an integral greenhouse attached to Arcanum-Butler’s existing 147,785 square foot school facility by a 50-foot connector. Unfortunately, this area experienced an abnormally wet spring in 2019, threatening delays in getting this project off to a good start. Masonry can’t be laid in the rain, but mud doesn’t stop steel from going in the air.
Our H.A. Dorsten team skillfully reworked the original project schedule to mitigate delays. We worked in the mud and began erecting the metal building shell ahead of completing masonry-bearing walls. Three full bays had to be left out of the center of the building to provide space for swinging in approximately 48 tons of precast concrete hollow core planks. These planks were necessary to create the structural frame for the second-floor mezzanine. Check out the photos—pretty incredible!
This project took 1st Place from CHIEF Buildings on a national stage in the educational category for the year 2019! Click here to read more about this award!