Location: Arcanum, Ohio
Project Delivery: Design-Bid-Build
Market: Educational
Size: 20,859 SF
Started: 2019-03
Completed: 2019-11

H.A. Dorsten provided general contracting services on a new 20,859-square-foot, multi-purpose facility for the Arcanum-Butler Local School District. This facility – located in Arcanum, Ohio – 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. 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.

To mitigate delays, our H.A. Dorsten team skillfully reworked the original project schedule and worked in the mud to begin erecting the metal building shell ahead of completing masonry-bearing walls. To move forward with this work, 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 awesome!

This project took 1st Place from CHIEF Buildings on a national stage in the educational category for the year 2019!