HISD High School for Law Enforcement

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HISD High School for Law and Criminal justice is a unique, three story, tilt wall high school that used a total of 73 panels of varying thickness and recesses. In addition to the extra attention to detail needed due to these varying sizes, there were three distinct formliner patterns used throughout the project. Thus creating an ordinary High School into a unique building with crisp lines and artistic detail. The panels around the gymnasium are composite insulated panels to help with the schools energy efficiency and still maintain an aesthetically pleasing look. TAS encountered a few challenges during the project. One being the need to leave large sections of the slab to be left out for crane access to set the interior panels. Thus causing areas that were not conductive for casting panels. So, these panels were cast on temporary casting beds. An additional challenge was the availability of detailed drawings, which TAS overcame with ingenuity and extensive experience from their teamwork.

 
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Project Location

Houston, TX
United States

Project Images

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Project Team

General Contractor:
 
Concrete Contractor:
TAS Commercial Concrete Construction
Architect:
 
Engineer:
 
Suppliers:
 
Photographer(s):
G. Lyon Photography
ProAir Photography

Project Specifics

Project Category:
Schools
Building Types:
High School
Finishes:
Paint (Flat)
Features:
Embedded Items
Formliner
Reveals
Insulation:
Sandwich Panel (Composite)
Environmental:
Number of Floors:
3
Number of Panels:
73 panels
Tilt-Up Wall Area:
42,275 sq ft (3,927 sq m)
Total Floor Area:
121,222 sq ft (11,262 sq m)
Project Footprint:
62,680 sq ft (5,823 sq m)
Tallest Panel:
56 ft 11 in (17.35 m)
Widest Panel:
29 ft 11 in (9.12 m)
Largest Panel:
1,224 sq ft (113.7 sq m)
Heaviest Panel:
166,820 lbs (75,668 kg)
Recycled Content:
968 tons (US)