University of South Alabama, The Mitchell Center

Arenas/Indoor Practice Facilities

Client:
University of South Alabama
End Use:
Basketball Arena
Project Location:
Mobile, AL
Square Footage:
81,000
Description:

Structural steel for the University of South Alabama’s 81,000 sq. ft. basketball arena was designed and supplied by Heavy Structures. Heavy Structures, working extensively with the Builder, Owner and Architect, developed a framing solution to meet the University’s needs. The final solution consisted of a braced frame system with 266' long simple span truss rafters. This system accommodated a multi-phase erection sequence, which allowed the erector to erect the columns and install the seat decks prior to setting the roof trusses. The braced frame solution also utilized straight shaft columns, which minimized the loss of floor area due to structural steel, maximized the seating area and simplified the framing of concourse and seat decks. Z-shaped sections were used for the roof secondary members.

University of South Alabama, The Mitchell Center
University of South Alabama, The Mitchell Center
University of South Alabama, The Mitchell Center
University of South Alabama, The Mitchell Center
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