There were a few design challenges with this project, including the vast and open convenience store as well as the glass interior walls and barrel roof of the building. To accommodate the open space of the convenience store, 80’ long steel joists were designed specifically for this project. These joists were shipped in one piece with all of the associated bridging, saving time and labor upon arrival. The joists provided an efficient and cost effective solution for the structure that also allowed for mechanicals to easily be integrated into the ceiling. The large glass walls and exposed roof system showcased the 40” bowstrings in the barrel roof.
Environmentally-conscious technology was used throughout the building, including solar panels, LED lighting, and equipment that will allow the facility to harvest and recycle rainwater for use in the car wash. Despite an intense schedule and the significant square footage, the end product was a bright, functional, LEED-certified, architecturally-pleasing building.