PEOPLE: architect, Building God’s Way, Ogden, Utah; general contractor, R.S. Mowery & Sons Inc., Mechanicsburg, Pa.; erector, SK Construction, Gap, Pa.; and steel supplier and structural engineer, GEM Buildings, Brigham City, Utah
PRODUCTS: Vulcraft of New York Inc., part of the Charlotte, N.C.-based Nucor Corp., supplied approximately 160 tons of joist and girders, totaling more than 400 pieces. It also supplied 34,000 square feet of 3-inch deck and 60,000 square feet of 1.5-inch deck.
FINE POINTS: Vulcraft provided a series of longspan joists, some stretching more than 130 feet, for the auditorium. The joists were supported on one end by a 70-foot girder providing high/low transition and by a 28-foot span off of the girder’s bottom chord. The variety of joists was necessary to create a series of roof slopes and elevations designed to form the multiple types of meeting spaces. The plan called for several meeting areas, a café and common area, educational spaces for all ages of children and a 1,500-seat auditorium with clear sight lines.