High School Renovation and New Construction
IMEG provided structural engineering and design services for the $30 million high school in Bozeman, MT. The project began in the summer of 2008 and was phased over several years in order to allow portions of the buildings to remain in use by the school district.
This complex project included approximately 50,000-sf of new construction (composite steel framing with brace and moment frames), along with the renovation of approximately 125,000-sf of existing space. The renovation portion of the project included a complete seismic retrofit consisting of Concrete Masonry Unit (CMU) shearwalls, brace frames, shotcrete shearwalls, helical piers, and a variety of inventive details. IMEG was involved with the design and construction teams in the very early stages to determine what renovations were most feasible from both an economic standpoint and a constructability standpoint. The design team delivered an economical structure that will serve the school district well for many years to come. IMEG also served as the primary special inspection agency on the project to help ensure a high level of quality throughout the construction process.