The Lifeline Church Building is a two-story, 15,000 SF addition to an existing 5,000 SF commercial building. The building is composed mainly of office space and a large assembly area. The structure is composed of reinforced masonry sheer walls, steel framing and light-gauge steel stud walls. There were several unique challenges involved in designing this structure, including modifications of an existing wall for shear strength, horizontal irregularities, variations in wall thickness, and balcony design. Due to the complexities of the multiple building materials and the horizontal irregularities, FOCUS used the structural analysis program RAM Structural Systems and RAM Elements to analyze and design the structure.
|Client||ELM Design Group|
|Location||West Jordan, UT|
|Structural Engineering Turnaround||5 Weeks|