South Franklin Circle is a culmination
of many building styles and retirement
lifestyles. The project is sponsored
by Judson, which has been providing
similar projects throughout the
Cleveland area for 20 years.
The assisted living building is a new 3-story structure. Typical floor structure is comprised
of hollow-core precast slab bearing on interior and exterior masonry bearing walls. Roof
framing is comprised of light steel trusses supported on masonry bearing walls.
The housing units are single-story cottage and garden homes and two-story townhouses.
Single-story home construction is comprised of wood roof trusses/joists supported on
interior load-bearing (wood) walls/steel beams and posts, and on exterior load-bearing
(wood) walls. Townhouse floor construction is comprised of wood floor joists (TJI)
supported on interior wood beams and exterior load-bearing (wood) walls. Townhouse roof
construction is comprised primarily of sloped wood rafters, framing into wood trusses or
exterior bearing walls. The wood trusses frame into bearing walls or steel posts.
The three-story 80,000-square-foot community center includes a fitness center, indoor
natatorium, dining and club rooms, learning center, theater/auditorium and nine independent
living units. The facility was designed with a partial basement to accommodate a significant
change in grade around the building perimeter. Steel columns and beams supported
concrete floor slabs on metal deck as well as providing the lateral resisting system utilizing
steel moment frames. The roof structure utilizes cold-formed steel joists and trusses bearing
on the third floor construction. The pool structure consists of one-story, three-dimensional
steel roof trusses with a clerestory centered and supported by the roof structure.
The independent living buildings (a total of nine) are unique 3-story wood-framed structures
(trusses, truss joists, and bearing walls) supported by a concrete flat plate floor construction
and basements where underground parking is located. Tunnels and/or pedestrian bridges
connect all nine buildings.