Material Science and Engineering | Pennsylvania State University

Set to be complete by 2016, the combined 100,000-SF complex, known as Steidle Hall, will house the Material Science and Engineering Department.

Structural engineering design is being provided for a 60,000-SF complete renovation with a 40,000-SF addition to a 1930s Charles Klauder building. The finished building will accommodate wet and dry laboratories, classrooms, and offices for one of the nation’s premier material science and engineering research institutes.

Structural highlights include:
• Cast-in-place concrete frame addition.
• Vibration analysis/optimization for sensitive equipment.
• Post-tensioned transfer girders for first floor lecture halls.
• Seismic analysis of the existing building in support of significant structural modifications.

Set to be complete by 2016, the combined 100,000-SF complex, known as Steidle Hall, will house the Material Science and Engineering Department.

Structural engineering design is being provided for a 60,000-SF complete renovation with a 40,000-SF addition to a 1930s Charles Klauder building. The finished building will accommodate wet and dry laboratories, classrooms, and offices for one of the nation’s premier material science and engineering research institutes.

Structural highlights include:
• Cast-in-place concrete frame addition.
• Vibration analysis/optimization for sensitive equipment.
• Post-tensioned transfer girders for first floor lecture halls.
• Seismic analysis of the existing building in support of significant structural modifications.

CLIENT: EYP Architecture & Engineering
LOCATION: University Park Campus, PA

TYPE: Academic, Laboratory, SERVICES: Addition, BIM, Historic Preservation, Renovation, Seismic, MATERIALS: Concrete, Masonry, Steel, SUSTAINABILITY: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Rendering courtesy EYP Architecture & Engineering

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