Austin Resource Center for the Homeless

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Owner City of Austin
Client LZT Architects, Inc.
Project Location Austin, Texas

Key Features:

  • Unique Tilt-up Concrete Frames
  • Accelerated Construction
  • LEED Silver Rating

P.E. Structural was pleased to provide structural engineering design services for this facility which houses a new homeless shelter, resource center, and clinic. With a $5M construction budget, this building occupies approximately 25,400sf of interior floor space.  The building conformed to the LEED sustainability criteria required to achieve a Silver Rating.

The architecture of the building focused on the innovative exposed structural system.  Tilt-up concrete frames, which were stack-cast on a very restricted urban site, support two floors of precast hollow-core panels.  The structural framing system allowed for rapid and economical construction.  Concrete mixes incorporated environmentally friendly flyash as a replacement for a large percentage of portland cement.  Because of its high flyash content and lack of construction waste, the concrete tilt-up frame system greatly contributed to successfully meeting “green” construction goals.

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