TISA Gymnasium and Theatre Building

Project Description:

Engineering design services to TISA & Architect for a new Gymnasium and Theatre Building at TISA Campus. Design includes a 2 storey building with an approximate foot print of 3100 m2; the gymnasium roof is designed to allow future use as an all weather field.

The design included input from various disciplines; an overview of the design included for each discipline is presented below:

Structural Engineering

  • Compliance with AISC / BS 5950 and GOST Structural Codes;
  • Steel Framing / Reinforced Concrete;
  • Metal framing for exterior envelope and glazing systems;
  • Exterior shading devices;
  • Designed to local seismic conditions as per BP requirements;

Civil Engineering

  • Reinforced concrete structural slabs, retaining walls, columns, etc.;
  • Exterior paths;
  • Access roads;
  • Exterior steps;
  • Perimeter & site drainage;


  • Heating and cooling system for the building: Central system with chiller, 3‐4 zoned controls for Gym, Theatre & Lobby spaces;
  • Secondary spaces contain individual split systems with room thermostats;
  • Ventilation systems;
  • Fresh air for air distribution systems;
  • Ductwork distribution;
  • HVAC controls;


  • New electric service to building, including all associated load letters and coordination with the local utility company;
  • Metering installation coordinated with utility company;
  • Lighting and lighting controls;
  • Power distribution for mechanical equipment, appliances, pumps, etc;
  • Fire alarm system based on FPA codes;
  • Telecommunications service entrance and associated cabling within building;
  • Power for elevator and associated equipment;
  • Raceways and power as required for security systems;


  • New water and sewer services coordinated with local utilities;
  • Domestic cold and hot water, waste and vent piping distribution;
  • Domestic hot water generation;
  • Constant pressure booster system for domestic hot and cold water if required;
  • Grey water reuse (irrigation) system;
  • Roof drainage systems;
  • Back flow prevention devices for water service;

Fire protection design

  • Standpipe system if required by Governing Codes;
  • Complete fire detection and alarm system;
  • Firefighting equipment;
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