University of Scranton Condron Hall

7-Story Residence

E.D. Pons and Associates provided the structural engineering services for a new 7-story residence hall for the University of Scranton.

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Project Details

  • Client: University of Scranton
  • Location: Scranton, PA
  • Architect: Burkavage Design Associates
  • Project Cost: $20,400,000
  • Project Size: 108,000sf
  • Completion Date: 2008

The building is constructed above existing coal mines. The site soils had to be remediated prior to the start of construction. Bricks were cast into the precast wall panels to blend in with other buildings at the university.

Structural Construction

E.D. Pons and Associates - University of Scranton Condron Hall
Structural Design

The building is designed as a precast concrete load bearing structure. The floor framing is precast concrete planks that bear on interior load bearing walls. Lateral resistance is provided by concrete shearwalls located throughout the building. Conventional spread footing foundations were able to be used due to the remediation of the existing mines prior to construction. The remediation was done during the design process saving the client time and money.

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