The $17.4-million, interdenominational Horizon Community Church in Cincinnati, Ohio, showcases the interplay of structural steel for its frame, wood timber for its ceilings, stone for its walls and light-gauge metal for non-wooden trusses and interior walls.
However, integrating these materials throughout the 62,255-sq-ft structure proved difficult at connection points and required extensive diagramming and modeling.
The timber framing is a unique feature for a church—one that required expert woodworking and concealing MEP rough-in below grade, within the roof or behind framing elements.
Developer/Owner: Horizon Community Church, Cincinnati
CM: Turner Construction Co., Cincinnati
Architect: CDH Partners, Marietta, Ga.
Structural Engineer: Pruitt Eberly Stone Inc., Atlanta
M/E/P Engineer: CDH Partners, Marietta, Ga.
Submitted by: Turner Construction Co.
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