Turlock H.S. Science Building
The lateral system is comprised of ordinary concentrically braced frames (OCBF). In the East-West direction the braced frames are ‘X’-type frames. The North-South direction has narrower ‘Z’-types frames to fit between windows and to accommodate mechanical ducts. The second-floor framing is steel beams with a concrete floor. The roof, high roof, and canopy are framed with steel beams and a metal deck. The foundation is traditional spread footings at gravity columns and grade beams at the braced frames.
Hey Turlock, your DNA is showing! The west side of the building is protected from the sun with a 160’ long sunshade wall. The sunshade’s louvers are arranged to resemble a DNA sequencing ladder of a bulldog (the school mascot). The giant sunshade cantilevers off the building 5’ and extends 33’ above the ground.
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