Texas Design Interests, LLC has provided an array of structural design services for several education facilities. Projects services spanned from full structural engineering design services to providing Value Engineering design services of exterior load bearing walls systems for our clients. Our experience has proven beneficial to produce efficient designs considering the project schedules and construction means and methods.
Socorro Independent School District
East Lake High School
As a Design–Build project, the Contractor decided to use composite metal stud panels for the exterior structural non-load bearing veneer. Texas Design Interests, LLC has designed and produced plans for this wall system, both load bearing, and non-load bearing, for several projects, typically for Military Bases. The wall system is constructed with light gauge studs and a 2” concrete skin, cast on the slab and tilted into place. By designing the concrete and metal studs as an composite system, TDI was able to reduce the traditional two step process of building metal studs walls inside of thick concrete tilt panels to a one step process that utilized fewer materials and saves on construction time and labor.
Project Data: 120,000sf New High School Building
Construction Type: Light Gauge Framing and Load Bearing Composite Concrete and Light Gauge Panels
Light Gauge Contractor: Diversified Interiors