Kingsport Aquatics & YMCA
The city of Kingsport was looking for a major recreational “stay-cation” attraction to keep residents active and engaged in the community. The addition of the 55,500 square foot indoor/outdoor aquatic center was the answer! The new aquatic center and YMCA houses an Olympic sized 50 meter pool, a 25 yard warm pool with zero entry ramp, and an indoor recreational pool with water slide. This state of the art facility offers something for everyone, from meeting rooms for your next conference to hosting your next birthday party. The spanning 100’ girders were able to allow the HVAC ample room to pass through web openings, providing the required ventilation while not compromising clear heights. The environmentally friendly constituents of Kingsport are pleased their new facility was built with joists fabricated from primarily recycled steel. This remarkable world class facility not only added value by being a cost effective joist frame design but has also increased the value of community and will be a treasure for years to come.
Location: Kingsport, Tennessee
Company/Entrant: Henard Metals
Architect: Lose & Associates
General Contractor: Denark Construction