Island Recreational Center
Island Recreational Center in Bluffton, SC, completed 2017
FWA Group, Architect
Fraser Construction, Contractor
Cranston Engineering, Engineer of Record
Macuch Steel, Fabricators Engineer
29E6, Delegated Design
Since 1977, the Hilton Head Island Recreation Association has been dedicated to providing and coordinating public recreation programs, “wellness” activities, and community events for residents and visitors of all ages. As the population and needs of the community have increased over the years, so has the need for a larger recreational facility.
In 2017, the Association embarked on a major expansion of the Hilton Head Island Recreational Center, which included: a new gymnasium, classrooms, new playground, fitness equipment, in-door walking track, renovated restrooms, pool restroom facilities, and more.
One of the hallmarks of this innovative facility is the indoor walking track. Suspended from the roof, 29E6 provided delegated design services for the large-span steel trusses, which are harnessed to the roof so the track appears to float in the air.
Working closely with fabricator engineers from Macuch Steel (Augusta, GA), 29E6 ensured the long-span steel trusses were designed to exact specifications from Cranston Engineering. 29E6 provided special inspections of the trusses to help stream-line the construction process and ensure structural engineering excellence, safety and the timely execution of this critical aspect of the project.