Joseph F. Smith Building – BYU Campus

Joseph F. Smith Building – BYU Campus

This new 290,000 square-foot, five-level building features 27 classrooms, 401 administrative offices, theatre, a 265-stall, three-level underground parking structure and a landscaped courtyard. The building required the usage of structural lightweight concrete on metal deck and composite steel beams. The lateral forces are resisted by steel moment frames, steel concentric braced frames or concrete shear walls.

A few reasons for choosing structural lightweight concrete include the following:

1. Lighter vertical dead load
2. Reduced seismic loads resisted by the frames and shear walls
3. Greater fire rating with thinner slabs.

ACI Award for Excellence
Utah Masonry Council Honor Award

PROJECT REQUIREMENTS

    • Structural lightweight concrete meeting TBSE performance
      criteria/ASTM C-330 specification requirements.
    • 4,000 psi Structural Lightweight Concrete required
    • 110 lbs. +/- 3 lbs. @ 28-days
    • Minimum Flexural Strength: 650 psi @ 56-days
    • 6% +/- 1.5% Air Entrainment
    • 2 Hr. UL Fire Rating

Project Details

  • OWNER: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
  • ARCHITECT: FFKR Architects
  • ENGINEER: TBSE - Centerville, UT
  • CONTRACTOR: Okland Construction
  • LIGHTWEIGHT SUPPLIER: Utelite
  • READY MIX SUPPLIER: Westroc
  • COMPLETION DATE: 2002
  • SIZE: 290,000 sq. ft.