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Baldwin Elementary School, Norcross, Ga.

Lindsay Pope Brayfield Clifford and Associates Inc. designed Baldwin Elementary School with Vulcraft/Verco Group's Bowstring Joists with Dovetail decking on top to create a smooth appearance and provide acoustic performance.Lindsay Pope Brayfield Clifford and Associates Inc. designed Baldwin Elementary School with Vulcraft/Verco Group's Bowstring Joists with Dovetail decking on top to create a smooth appearance and provide acoustic performance. The new elementary school houses a 9,300-square-foot gymnasium.

Rodgers Metal Craft Inc. Vulcraft's K Series and LH Series steel joists and 1.5VL steel floor deck for the project. Additionally, a 1.5F deck and 2.0DA Acoustic Dovetail were used for a steel roof deck. The steel components were selected for the 155,222-square-foot project for durability, cost, ease of installation and appearance. Construction began in June 2015 and was completed in June 2016.

Owner: Gwinnett County Public Schools, Suwanee, Ga.
General contractor: Carroll Daniel Construction Co., Gainesville, Ga., www.carrolldaniel.com
Architect/engineer of record: Lindsay Pope Brayfield Clifford and Associates Inc., Lawrenceville, Ga., (770) 963-8989
Fabricator: Rodgers Metal Craft Inc., Fortson, Ga., (706) 327-4536
Joists/deck: Vulcraft/Verco Group, a division of Nucor Corp., Charlotte, N.C., www.vulcraft.com