Reedville Elementary Play Structure, Aloha, Oregon

 

Miller Consulting Engineers provided a vertical and lateral analysis of the play structure as a cantilevered column system. The roof beams were designed as tapered and curved glued laminated. Also included a free-standing masonry wall for wall ball.
A unique aspect of this project included the structural members serving as the final finishes. Also, because the structure is located on slopped grade, it required some design flexibility to accommodate the slope.
The project was on a tight timeline since construction revolved around the school year schedule.
MCE made detailing recommendations to cut costs on material while providing multiple design options for cost estimates (i.e. foundation options, column, roof purlins and decking).