The Integrated Teaching and Learning Laboratory building was designed as a teaching tool, a “real world” model that students can study and manipulate for hands-on demonstration of engineering principles. To make ITLL a vehicle for learning, all of the mechanical, electrical, and architectural systems in the building were left exposed or showcased behind Plexiglas panels. The three-story, 34,000 square foot structure houses two large laboratory plazas containing 34 workstations. To acquaint students with as many types of structures as possible, RWC incorporated seven different framing systems within the building.
The Discovery Learning Center employs a structural system of reinforced cast-in place concrete drilled pier foundations, and einforced concrete grade beams and foundation walls. Floors are reinforced concrete pan joists spanning 30’ with 36” wide reinforced concrete cast-in-place beams spanning 22 feet to reinforced concrete columns. The new building is connected to both the existing Electrical Engineering Center, and the Integrated Teaching and Learning Laboratory (ITLL) by elevated bridges constructed with cast-in-place concrete waffle slabs.
Cleo Wallace is an academic center which provides psychiatric care for children and adolescents. Structural involvement with this project included an addition to the center’s administration and academic facility. This 26,000 S.F. addition consists of 10 classrooms, a media center, therapy rooms, a family counseling area and administrative and executive offices. Civil engineering aspects included coordination with the landscape architect involving site amenities such as the playground area and the entranceway. Design involved flat grades and incorporation of a drainage trickle channel. Parking lot grading, utility coordination and drainage criteria was met within tight budgetary constraints.
Governor’s Ranch Medical Park – Kaiser Permanente
Jefferson County, Colorado
RWC, Inc. was responsible for civil aspects including surveying, plotting, site grading, drainage with a detention pond, utilities and parking areas for the four-acre site. Special consideration involved CDOT permitting for access off of Wadsworth Boulevard and roadway and landscape improvements to Cody Street.
Rocky Flats Personnel Research & Radiation Monitoring and Control Facility
RWC, Inc. was involved with both the civil and structural aspects of this project. Working on a two-acre site, structural engineering included design of the 7,200 square foot radiation research and monitoring laboratory and instrument calibration lab.
Solar Energy Research Institute
South Table Mountain, Golden, Colorado
Civil engineering design included drainage, streets and roads, parking for employees, visitors and official vehicles, over lot grading and a storm sewer system, The new facility is located on a 300-acre site at South Table Mountain in Golden, Colorado. The SERI facility contains over 460,000 square feet of space, housing 900 employees.