Yale Elementary School Gymnasium
Erickson Structural was retained to design the structural modifications and seismic upgrades to the existing Yale Elementary School gymnasium in Ariel, Washington. The Woodland School District requested that the seismic upgrade be designed to meet an enhanced performance objective, namely Life Safety for the BSE-2 design earthquake, according to ASCE 41 standards. Non-seismic structural modifications were designed to satisfy the applicable portions of the 2009 International Building Code (IBC) with Washington amendments. The existing roof structure has been replaced with a new roof structure designed to support a snow load that exceeds the code minimum, based upon local reports of past snow accumulation for the area.
This project has successfully been completed and this refreshing upgrade to this existing building will provide years of enjoyment and use to the children of Yale Elementary and the community.