Idaho Ice World

The structural system combines a Behlen pre-engineered metal building for the two ice rinks with conventional steel wide flange beam or open web steel joist framing for the central core, the retail area and the spacious entry lobby. All the masonry walls that separate the rinks from the locker rooms or the retail area support the conventional roof framing and double as shear walls. The front face of the building along the retail store fronts utilizes steel moment frames. The large entry frame is a two-tiered moment frame with large W14 x 193 columns at each corner. The Behlen ice rink buildings rest on steel wide flange columns along the core perimeter. The columns are spaced to coordinate with the Behlen frame spacing and extend up just above the core roof where a bearing plate was provided to receive the Behlen frame columns. By working with the Behlen staff, this combination precluded the need for two independent column systems.

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