Merritt Island High School Addition

Merritt Island, Florida

Square Footage

31,000

Stories

2

This project is located in Brevard County, a hurricane prone region on Florida’s Atlantic Coast. The building consists of a two-story, 31,000 square foot addition to the existing high school, and houses classrooms and laboratory spaces.  The structure consists of exterior tilt-up concrete walls and interior masonry walls supporting precast hollow core planks at the second floor and steel girders and bar joists at the roof.  The concrete and masonry walls have been designed to withstand pressures from 130 mph winds.