Rowan University Shreiber School of Veterinary Medicine
The Rowan University Shreiber School of Veterinary Medicine building complex will be located on the north side of Rowan’s West Campus. Designed as a multipurpose learning environment, the envisioned 145,000 SF complex will include an academic building, veterinary hospital, and 60,000 SF of research space. It will serve approximately 400 students of all levels by its fifth year of operation. Students will have access to physical resources such as large auditoriums, breakout study rooms, pre-clinical laboratories and surgical facilities, and state-of-the-art-technologies for learning and teaching.
David Mason + Associates (DMA) is providing structural engineering services for this project that is currently in the design development phase of the design process. Our structural engineering responsibilities include design of all building framing components and foundations (superstructure and substructure). Due to the unique occupancy of the building, vibration and sound mitigation are some of the driving factors of the project design.
Based on the local geology in combination with building loads, the foundation systems are being designed on spread footings. The building exterior wall system is a mix of metal panel as well as curtain wall glass facade supported by light gage metal studs for wind and seismic loads. All floor and roof systems will be used as diaphragms to distribute the lateral wind and seismic building forces to the vertical lateral load resisting elements. The footings will be used to resist the lateral loads at the building foundation. The building lateral force resisting system is ordinary steel moment resisting frames.
Structural analysis was performed using RAM Structural System and RISA 3D computer modeling with project documents being developed in REVIT/BIM360 platform.