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Hocking College Residence Hall

June 09, 2011
5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
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Spaghetti Warehouse
397 W Broad St
Columbus, OH 43215

To accommodate their growing need for on-campus housing, Hocking College set out to build two seven-story buildings to house nearly 400 students. In addition to having to contend with a sloping site, an abandoned coal mine was also discovered early in the project beneath the building site. Rather than allow this unexpected factor to be a deal breaker, the team was able to come up with a solution that included grouting a portion of the mine prior to construction. Due to the challenging site and soil conditions, a staggered-steel truss framing system was chosen for the structure. Utilizing a precast concrete floor system and story-deep steel trusses that span the width of the building, this system allowed the building to be erected faster than conventional framing systems while reducing foundation costs. The result is a wonderful addition to the campus that fits in well with its beautiful surroundings.

Jon BeierJon Beier has been employed with Shelley Metz Baumann Hawk, Inc. since December of 1999. He is a graduate of Ohio University. During this time at SMBH, he has worked on numerous buildings and other structures consisting of wood, masonry, steel, and concrete. The projects have included a post-tensioned parking garage, numerous schools and office buildings, and a State Park Lodge utilizing local heavy timbers. He has had the opportunity to speak at AISC's Steel Conference for the last two years. He is also active in the local ACI Chapter. In his free time, he enjoys being outside playing sports, woodworking, and spending time with his family.