USC Salkehatchie Dorms

Address: Allendale, SC
Architect: Hussey, Gay, Bell, & DeYoung, Inc.
Size: 13,440 sf
Project Responsibility: Structural Engineering Design; Structural Construction Administration Services

USC Salkehatchie Dormitory is a three story wood frame building and has a concrete slab on grade for the first floor with continuous wall footings at the exterior and interior bearing walls.  The second and third floor are framed with wood floor trusses bearing on wood stud walls with brick veneer at the first floor and the upper floors at the front entrance and end stairs.  The roof is framed with wood roof trusses bearing on wood stud walls.  The stairways at each end of the building are framed with wood trusses bearing on CMU walls.  The lateral system for the building is wood shear walls with a combination of plywood sheathing, gypsum sheathing, and steel straps.