Construction is currently underway at Orange High School for the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Center. The Lionakis design team headed out to the project site for the first time to check out the construction work being performed by General Contractor, Pinner Construction. The STEM Center is the first major project at the campus in more than 50 years and will create 21st-century learning space for the sciences. The Center will be 49,000 square feet with two stories and house chemistry and general science classrooms.
Currently, the structural system known as the Sideplate Moment-Frame System is being constructed. Pictured below, this system allows for pre-fabricated, bolted connections in many areas that were previously welded. The system creates a more efficient design that can be elevated quicker, saving both material costs and time. Drone footage provided by Pinner Construction conveys more of this construction process.
The project is estimated to be completed in mid-2020, with many reoccurring site visits throughout the duration of construction to check out the exciting progress! Stay tuned for further development of this highly anticipated project!