Pre-Engineered Building Works for Multi-Purpose Center
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South Tippah School District envisioned a multi-use center that would be an
integral part of the school district and the community. From the very beginning
of the Programming Phase, Shafer & Associates Architects worked with the
district to design a building that would fulfill the needs of the district as
well as the community.
The design of the center includes a multi-purpose building with a gymnasium,
locker rooms, fixed seating for 1,600 people or 2,400 people for concerts or
events that utilize the 3,400 square foot wood stage, and other support areas.
Worsham Brothers, Inc. of Corinth, Miss. selected a Star Pre-Engineered Building
for the project. The Star system that Worsham erected is a custom designed
20,311-square-foot pre-engineered building with an additional 9,682 square feet
of pre-engineered lean to buildings.
“Star provides a high quality, erector friendly system and backs that up with
top notch sales, management, and engineering services, “ stated Mickey Hill of
Worsham Brothers, a Star builder since 1967. In addition to the pre-engineered
system Worsham Builders used over 28,000 square feet of Star’s StarShield
standing seam roof system. StarShield is essentially a floating roof system. Its
two piece sliding clips connect the weathering surface to the structural member
absorbing expansion and contraction forces resulting from seasonal temperature
extremes. The full floating feature ensures structural integrity and resists
thermal shock. On the exterior over 18,000 square feet of Star’s DuraRib wall
system was used along with brick.
A suspended acoustical ceiling covers the entire gymnasium area following the
slope of the primary pre-engineered frames (suspended about 24-inches below the
bottom of the frames) benefiting the acoustical quality during concerts and
speaking engagements. Breakaway goals and an overhead scoreboard are suspended
from the pre-engineered structure.
Since opening, the Ripley High Event Center has been host to multiple concerts,
graduation ceremonies, community events, and state basketball championships that
included crowning the Ripley High School Lady Tigers state champions!