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Finch Creek Fieldhouse - Noblesville, Indiana

Posted: May 28, 2019 | Projects

Constructed within the City of Noblesville, Indiana’s 200-acre Finch Creek Park, the Finch Creek Fieldhouse provides area residents with access to a state-of-the art training, practice and game facility for a wide variety of sports. 

Photo Courtesy of Studio Thirteen

The indoor turf and hard surface courts offer baseball, basketball, lacrosse, softball, pickle ball, football, rugby and soccer options. Developed by Klipsch-Card Athletic Facilities, LLC, the fieldhouse is its second project with Lauth Construction LLC. 

The fieldhouse is comprised of a Nucor pre-engineered metal building in two sections. The south half of the facility features 28’-4” eave heights and provides a minimum of 25’ clear height at the perimeter. The north half of the building has 43’-6” eaves providing approximately 39’ clear height at the perimeter. The maximum height of the building is 64 feet. 

The exterior metal panels and roofing are prefinished. This includes a  245-foot span over the turf area with no interior columns for support. The basketball and mezzanine area include one row of interior columns. The standing seam metal roof is lined with vinyl clad insulation. 

In addition to athletics the facility includes an indoor/outdoor concession area, a second floor mezzanine balcony overlooking the playing surfaces, and high-definition cameras to bring visitors in even closer to the action.

The main building, built slab on grade, has four-inch thick reinforced concrete walls, with sections of the slab left out for the turf areas. The 12,649 square-foot mezzanine slab is 16 feet above the finished floor and features sealed concrete, one elevator, two stairs and non-load bearing masonry walls at the perimeter and restroom walls. Standard framing and drywall are included on the interior spaces under the mezzanine.

The perimeter of the main building features painted precast panels with three types of liner panel mimicking masonry units. The precast walls act as shear walls around the building perimeter. The façade is punctuated by precast pilasters. These seven-foot-wide pilasters are comprised of precast panels featuring a faux brick pattern. 

Above the precast panels are wide, heavily embossed insulated metal panels. They are textured to mimic EIFS, and help to reinforce the comfort and feeling of a retail building. The 15,888 square-foot exterior tenant space at the southeast corner of the building is built with conventional steel framing and a masonry façade meant to provide a “retail” scale to the building.

The building HVAC systems consist of ground mounted air rotation units with exterior AC condensers. These units are screened using precast concrete panels matching the walls in each location. The mezzanine offices are served by a single 25-ton unit. 

Electrical systems include one service, two distribution panels, two transformers and two panels to serve the interior buildout. LED lighting is provided throughout with up to 80 FC in the sports areas. 

Owner provided systems include basketball court flooring installed on the slab on grade, turf flooring and striping, retractable netting around the sports areas, video cameras at the courts, restaurant equipment and office furniture. Future expansion plans include the addition of outdoor baseball fields with access to an exterior-facing concession area. The community also plans to surround the structure with a beautiful park setting so that nearby residents will share a fantastic amenity within walking distance and within a short drive to shops and restaurants. 

Building Envelope: Nucor, Custom Cast Stone
Roofing: Firestone, Nucor
Windows, Entrances & Storefronts: TubeLite
Flooring: IMI, J & J Flooring Group, Action Floor Systems
Interior: Sherwin Williams, Armstrong
Lighting: Lithonia, Acuity Brands
Elevators: ThyssenKrupp


General Contractor & Cost Estimator
Lauth Construction LLC
111 Congressional Boulevard, #300
Carmel, IN 46032
www.lauth.net

Architect 
Architects Forum
8555 N. River Road, #220
Indianapolis, IN 46240

Structural Engineer 
American Structurepoint
7260 Shadeland Station
Indianapolis, IN 46256

Mechanical Engineer
Wiegmann Associates
750 Fountain Lakes Boulevard
Saint Charles, MO 63301

Electrical Engineer
Miller Eads Company, Inc.
4125 N. Keystone Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46205

Date Bid: Mar 2017
Construction Period: Nov 2017 to Sep 2018          
Total Square Feet: 142,298
Site: 10 acres.
Number of Buildings: One.
Building Sizes: First floor, 142,298; total, 142,298 square feet.  
Building Height: First floor, 14’; total, 64’.  
Basic Construction Type: New/Mixed Use/Pre-Engineered Metal Building.
Foundation: Cast-in-place, slab-on-grade. 
Exterior Walls: CMU, brick, precast panels, metal panels.
Roof: Membrane, TPO, metal. 
Floors: Concrete. 
Interior Walls: CMU, metal stud drywall.
KBTU/SF/yr: 73.4

View full project details in the May-June 2019 issue of DCD

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