Surespan designed and manufactured several fire rated roof hatches for the Killeen ISD East/West Ward Elementary School, in Killeen Texas.
Huckabee are the architects behind the East/West Ward Elementary School, tasked with replacing two 60-year-old campuses, by combining them into one new holistic learning environments.
The planning behind the architecture focuses on efficiency, function and ease of wayfinding. From simple to navigate corridors, modernised classrooms and glazing to illuminate the interior with natural light.
East/West Ward Elementary School blends district design standards with innovative thinking to achieve spacial efficiency and maintain equitability.
Surespan designed and manufactured five 35.5-inch x 35.5-inch Fire Rated Roof Hatch with an integral guard hand railing attached. These hatches are thermally broken and have been designed and tested with a 4-hour fire resistance for integrity to EN 1634-1:2014.
These hatches are using environmentally friendly materials such as non-combustible mineral and fireboard cladding to achieve a top performing thermal efficiency. All the hatches were finished in a light grey polyester powder coated finish for an aesthetically pleasing solution.
The coating is set to last many years, just like the durable masonry veneer that is featured in the building, helping to maintain the space for years to come.