100 SOUTH STATE AVENUE - DICKINSON, ND 58601


Rough Rock Community School Library

The 7,334 square foot building was built utilizing the design/build construction process and was completed in August of 2007. It contains both a standard Reading Room and an electronic library accessed by computers. The Information Technologies Classroom and Student Projects Workroom share the electronic media. Support spaces include a conference room, audio-visual workroom and offices. The lobby contains a gallery and lighted display cases to exhibit student work.

The structure consists of a slab on grade floor supported on a concrete stem wall foundation. Eight-inch steel stud load bearing walls, and a system of interior steel columns and beams support open web steel bar joists and metal roof decking. Interior partitions are framed with steel studs clad with drywall. Reflective white TPO membrane covers R-45 roof insulation. The exterior walls are insulated with eight-inch fiberglass batts and covered with an exterior insulating finish system (EIFS). This, combined with double pane energy efficient low-e glazed windows with integral heat reflective blinds, gives the building excellent energy efficiency.

The low-slope roof system allowed placement of roof mounted package HVAC units outside the building envelope to minimize the amount of mechanical room space needed in the floor plan. A suspended acoustical lay-in ceiling allows easy access to electrical, mechanical and IT cabling systems. High efficiency florescent lighting and water saving plumbing fixtures with sensor-activated controls contribute to the buildings sustainability.

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