Norfolk Public Library – Norfolk, NE
TD2 civil and structural engineers worked with the architect to deliver this vital project in the life of a community. While reinterpreting an existing building and adding much-needed space, the goal to create a cohesive structure was tied together with access, materials, and details.
TD2 civil engineers worked within the existing boundaries of the site to prepare for the new addition, upgrade services to the renovated building, create and improve parking, and improve access.
- Minor site grading to accommodate new addition and parking area
- Reconfigured parking with demolition and reconstruction of existing portions blended with 109 new stalls
- Addition of a book drop-off loop and an access drive
- New fire service line and connection for sanitary sewer (addition) and replacement of existing sanitary service line (renovation)
- New public perimeter sidewalks
- Shore and demolish the north end as a connection point for the new addition and to make column locations work with the program
- Shore and demolish the SW corner of the existing building to create column-free space for a large Community Room
- New slab-on-grade with brick masonry addition elevates and lifts a grounded existing building
- The interior structure left exposed and incorporates Vulcraft (a local company) steel joists into the design
- The roofline pops up at the front with clerestory glass to add natural light
- Addition of a new entry canopy and an exterior covered walkway and gathering space
- Outdoor “C”-shaped courtyard with an open canopy of wide-flanged steel beams
- Worked closely with the architect and MEP to leave openings through the steel beams to run electrical and piping
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Professional Photography: Corey Gaffer Photography