Photo courtesy of St. Ambrose University
St. Ambrose University undertook its largest capital project in the university’s 135-year history by constructing a new, 80,000 sq ft wellness and recreation center. The project—including a new fieldhouse, exercise areas, dance studios and classrooms—connects to an existing recreational gym that was also renovated. During construction, the project team observed deflecting floor slabs and vibrations in the structure. SGH peer reviewed the structural design and evaluated strength and serviceability requirements. We worked with the university and project team to identify elements requiring strengthening and methods to mitigate vibration.