THE AUSTIN HIGH SCHOOL GYMNASIUM is a separate structure that was located on the Austin High School campus but away from the main school building. The structure consists of long span trusses supported on concrete columns with exterior, load-bearing CMU walls, reinforced to support some of the roof loads and act as shear walls. The shape of the building required that the roof framing use steel trusses with an unusual configuration. The facility consists of exterior CMU walls, which serve as shear walls to resist lateral seismic and wind loads. The foundation required site preparation consisting of removal of several feet of upper level surface soils and placement of structural fill to provide adequate bearing capacity for the spread foundation.

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