Beamer Lawson

Beamer Lawson Indoor Athletic Training Facility

The new indoor athletic training facility was designed and constructed with the primary intent of use by the Virginia Tech Hokies football team. The facility was constructed with a clear opening between the playing surface and the bottom of the roof trusses of 95 feet, the tallest opening in an indoor football training facility in Division 1 football. Virginia Tech’s signature Hokie stone was installed in several locations along with large sections of precast concrete making up barrier walls of the façade. Additional sections of precast concrete were installed as medallions and accents to complement the Hokie stone façade. The facility was constructed between the building housing player locker rooms, training rooms, coaches’ offices and Lane stadium. Therefore, this building has national recognition during Hokies’ football games.

WDP performed construction observation and quality assurance testing of the new Virginia Tech Indoor Athletic Training Facility. During the construction of this facility, the quality of the Hokie stone being produced from the Virginia Tech quarry was sub-par in many instances. On behalf of the University, WDP examined the rejected stone to verify that the contractor was properly sorting and reviewing each stone as required by the specifications. This process saved a significant portion of stone which may have otherwise been discarded. Additionally, WDP performed observation of the installation of the Hokie stone, the precast barrier façade and two stage sealant joints, the curtain wall fenestration systems, and below grade waterproofing.

  • Peer Review of Building Envelope Design Documents
  • Construction Support Services
  • QA of Hokie Stone