From courthouses to city halls, Fuller Group has worked with architects on public projects to meet the stringent design criteria and to keep the projects in budget and on schedule. Where needed, we have worked with municipalities to renovate and preserve their historic structures as well.
Fuller has provided the structural design for dozens of fire stations and is knowledgeable of the special requirements desired in these facilities. As essential facilities, these buildings must be designed to meet more stringent standards. In addition, proper design of the floor systems is essential to prevent movement in the slabs and achieving proper drainage of water brought in on the trucks, without introducing hazardous wastes into the ground below.
Oconee County Courthouse
- 58,400 square feet
- Five stories
- $14 million estimated construction cost
- Completed in 2003
- Architecture by FJ Clark, Inc.
Continued growth in this rural county created a need for additional judicial courtrooms and offices. The Oconee County Courthouse was constructed to meet these future needs. At five stories, it immediately became the tallest building in the county and required the county to buy a bigger firetruck with a taller ladder.
The structural system was a conventional steel frame with composite concrete floors on a poured concrete foundation system. Fuller Group utilized internal steel bracing combined with concrete shear walls around the stair and elevator cores to resist wind and seismic loads.
Anderson Municipal Business Center
- 44,000-square-foot multi-story office building with full basement
- Completed in 2008
- $8 million estimated construction cost
- Architecture by Neal Prince + Partners Architects
Fuller Group utilized a conventional steel frame with concrete on metal deck and bar joists for the floors for economy. The mansard-style roof framing was created using cold-formed framing. We used internal steel bracing to resist wind and seismic loads. The general contractor for the project was SYS Constructors.