- Client: Montgomery County Public Schools
- Project Size & Type: Julius West Middle School Expansion
- Address: 651 Great Falls Road
Rockville, MD 20850
Size & Type of Project - Julius West Middle School Expansion
This project consisted of the expansion of an existing two story, 147,223 SF school originally constructed in 1961 and then enlarged in 1964, 1976 and 1993. The program capacity of the school is currently 995 students with a current enrollment of 1,046. Based on current projections, the enrollment is expected to increase to 1,400 students. The proposed expansion increases the school’s capacity to 1,445 students.
The existing school is two stories and utilizes masonry bearing walls and steel framing. The expansion will be spread over two different areas. There will be a three story addition consisting of approximately 18,359 SF at the southwest corner plus a one story cafeteria expansion at the north end of the building. The primary addition provides additional classrooms, support spaces, auxiliary gyms, courtyard and staff lounge. The work also includes entrance relocation, a parking and bus loop reconfiguration new athletic courts and pedestrian access improvements. The three story addition is steel framed with composite decks. The cafeteria addition uses masonry bearing walls with a steel joist roof.
MCE Scope of Services
Meyer Consulting Engineers Corporation was the Structural Engineer of Record for the expansion and improvements. Design work began in October 2013. Design work was completed in August 2014. Construction commenced in February 2015 with completion expected in August 2016. The construction cost is $15 Million. Our work covered all phases from schematics thru construction administration.
Key MCE personnel included Lawrence S. Nagielski, P.E. (Principal Project Structural Engineer), Sanjoy Bose P.E. (Senior Project Structural Engineer) and James Livingstone (Revit/BIM manager).