Armed Services YMCA
Dunaway’s structural team partnered with Studio 8 Architects for the design of a 54,000 square foot Armed Services YMCA in Harker Heights, Texas. In addition to serving the community of Killeen, the new facility is a valuable resource for the military personnel and their families stationed at Fort Hood. Features include a fitness area, nine lane swimming pool, warm water therapy pool, teaching kitchen, two-story jungle gym, child care facility, and indoor elevated running track.
The superstructure consists of insulated tilt-wall panels and steel framing. Dunaway’s unique structural design components included hanging a portion of the elevated running track from the steel roof joists and the use of insulated tilt-wall panels. These insulated tilt-wall panels are cast with insulation between two layers of concrete providing an architectural finish on both faces with built-in insulation, eliminating the need for insulated stud walls. This design feature saved the client usable space and construction time, and allowed for the desired architectural finishes on the interior and exterior. Construction on the facility was completed in the spring of 2016.