University of Nebraska Omaha – Strauss Performing Arts Center
- Located in Omaha, NE
- 15,000 sf addition
- Geotechnical Engineering
This expansion consists of a 14,974 square feet addition to the southeast side of the Strauss Performing Arts Center. The 82 feet by 62 feet addition ties into the existing main and upper levels and allows pedestrian entry from the campus mall to the south. The addition is a steel structure with a basement and two floors above grade. The main and upper levels are cast-in-place concrete with some use of load bearing block walls. The floors are slab-on-metal-deck and match the original construction providing maximum acoustic isolation. Prior to construction, Thiele Geotech, Inc. performed a geotechnical investigation and provided recommendations relating to groundwater, deep foundations, earthwork, interaction with existing structures, earth retention, floor slabs, and pavements.