West Brook High School, Phase II
Fibrebond

 
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Location:
Beaumont Independent School District
Beaumont, TX

Schedule:
Project Start Date: 6/27/2010
Manufacture Buildings in Plant: 9/12/2010
Assembly of Buildings on Site: 9/16/2010
Project Completion Date: 1/30/2011

Cost:
Total Project Cost: $3.5 million
Square Footage: 16,434 SF
Cost of Precast Concrete: $1.2 million

Involved Companies

Precast Concrete Producer

Fibrebond
1300 Davenport Drive
Minden, LA 71055
https://www.fibrebond.com/

Architect

Harrison Kornberg Architects
3131 Eastside St
Houston, TX 77098
http://www.harrisonkornberg.com/

Precast Concrete Specialty Engineer

Raley & Associates
4913 Shed Road
Bossier City, LA 71111
https://www.raleyandassociates.com/

Engineer of Record

Harrison Kornberg Architects
3131 Eastside St
Houston, TX 77098
http://www.harrisonkornberg.com/

General Contractor

Fibrebond
1300 Davenport Drive
Minden, LA 71055
https://www.fibrebond.com/

Background

Due to rapid growth within the school district, the owner needed a quality built K-12 classroom addition constructed on an accelerated schedule but within budget. By blending manufactured precast concrete modules and site construction, the 16,434 square foot learning space was completed in seven months.

The building’s design utilized a combination of exterior finishes, including a cast-in, stencil-and-dye brick pattern stamped into the precast concrete during manufacturing, and a direct-applied textured color finish was applied on site. Long lines of the building were broken up by alternating sections, and coordinating exterior finishes were off-set by two feet. A prefinished metal wall panel on a parapet wall was implemented in alternating heights to provide a unique design attribute to the building and the customized concrete finishes.

The interior included 12 classrooms, a teacher’s lounge, and restrooms. The insulated concrete providing noise cancelling features that allowed for quite learning in each classroom.

Precast Components:
32 Precast Concrete Modules, each approximately 12 ft wide x36 ft long x 12 ft high
12 Precast Concrete Corridor Panels

Challenges

The classroom addition needed to coordinate with the campus’ existing primary facility, built in 1968, while creating an updated, modern look for the new facility that pleased the owner. The building was designed using coordinating color schemes along rooflines and in precast finishes to correspond with the existing campus and give the new facility the aesthetic requested by the owner.