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Kenner, LA

About this Project


Fauntleroy Latham Weldon Barre

General Contractor:

Voelkel McWilliams Construction LLC

Completion Date:


This school project expanded the preschool facility at the Divine Mercy Church. This was a new elementary campus. The project developed nine acres.


The foundation construction consists of treated timber piles supporting a conventionally reinforced concrete slab. Due to poor soil conditions, the pile-supported portion of the project extended beyond the footprint of the building to include an outdoor classroom area and portions of the civil paving. The whole foot print of the new buildings and sidewalks was raised approximately four feet above the existing grade.


The building was designed using cold-formed metal framing for load-bearing walls and engineer trusses. The gym and outdoor covered play area utilized structural steel to create large open spaces.


The project was designed with Bentley’s RAM Structural Systems, with the documentation and BIM model being completed with Autodesk REVIT. The level of development for the project was approximately LOD 400.


The civil scope of work required enhancement of the entire site for grading and drainage purposes. Additional surface parking, an outdoor gathering areas, as well all new sidewalks surrounding the site, were added as part of the project. The design included a Storm Water Management Plan to ensure that there was no impact of stormwater run-off into the surrounding residential neighborhood.

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