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St. Charles Borromeo for the Good Shepherd Parish

Visalia, CA
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    Mass Timber

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This new 36,000 square foot parish building includes a roof structure framed with plywood and wood I-joists supported by large glulam scissor trusses that span over 80 feet. The cupola roof structure over the alter is supported by a glulam tension/compression ring and struts, which visually frees up the central worship space from interior columns. Exterior walls are made up of reinforced concrete formed using insulated concrete formwork (ICF). The ICF walls are leave-in formwork that make it easier to construct the building and lessen the energy demands on the interior space by providing a high R-value.

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  • Building Type:

    Assembly (Worship, Restaurant, Theater)

  • Material Types:

    Hybrid (wood with steel or concrete)

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