Forell | Elsesser Engineers is providing structural engineering services for the new 24,000 sq. ft. Recreation Center for the City of Millbrae.
- The new Recreation Center will provide a flexible and vibrant facility as well as create a central hub for the Millbrae community. The center will support various activities including conference rooms, entertainment and gaming lounge, early education rooms, art studio rooms, senior activity space, and a fitness and wellness studio.
- This project will utilize 3-ply cross-laminated timber (CLT) panels to frame the second floor and roof. The CLT panels span to steel beams, girders, and columns, creating a “hybrid” structural system. The natural color of the CLT panels will be left exposed underneath at both exterior and interior conditions. Buckling restrained braced frames are used to resist seismic forces and will greatly reduce damage to the building in a major seismic event.