Daniel Bellay

Lancaster County Bible Church

Manhiem, PA

Daniel S. Bellay
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Note: While great efforts have been taken to provide accurate and complete information on the pages of CPEP, please be aware that the information contained herewith is considered a work-in-progress for this thesis project. Modifications and changes related to the original building designs and construction methodologies for this senior thesis project are solely the interpretation of Daniel Bellay. Changes and discrepancies in no way imply that the original design contained errors or was flawed. Differing assumptions, code references, requirements, and methodologies have been incorporated into this thesis project; therefore, investigation results may vary from the original design.

General Building Data

Building Name

Lancaster County Bible Church

Location and Site

2392 Mount Joy Road
Manheim, PA 17545

Building Occupant Name

Pastor John Ashcroft

Building Type

“A-3” – Assembly
“B” – Business
“E” – Educational


78,000 Square Feet

Number of Stories Above Grade


Primary Project Team

Architect (also structural engineer): Mann Hughes Architecture
General Contractor and Construction Manager: Pelger Engineering & Construction, Inc.
Site Engineer: R.G.S Associates
Sound Lighting and Video: Clair Brothers Audio Systems

Dates of Construction

Construction Began: May, 2008
Project Completed: October, 2009

Project Cost Information

With held at owner request

Delivery Method


LCBC (Lancaster County Bible Church) needed to expand its existing facility to accommodate the
increased number of guests at it Sunday mass. The new expansion to LCBC would be focused towards
the youth population and would include classrooms and youth performance areas. A three story, 78,000
square foot addition was designed by Mann Hughes Architecture. Construction began May 2008.
The new addition comprises three levels of multi‐functional space. On the 100‐level of the addition
there is a large classroom and arcade areas for the younger children. Office spaces for the church’s staff
are the focus of the 200‐level with executive offices for the pastor. In order to accommodate the needs
of the adolescent population of LCBC a large performance and lounge area are provided on the 300

Building Enclosure  


The predominate façade of Lancaster County Bible Church is stucco. A ¾”prefabricated stucco panel called EIFS is installed on top of 5/8” dense glass. A vapor barrier provides moisture protection. 6” metal
studs placed 16” on center provide support for the building’s façade. R‐19 batt insulation provides
thermal resistance for the wall construction. Gypsum board is used for the interior finish.


Two different flat roofing systems are implemented at Lancaster County Bible Church. The first flat roof
system uses three‐inch rigid insulation supported by 1 ½” metal decking. A single ply roofing membrane
provides moisture protection. Tectum “E” structural roofing panels are used above the youth
performance area. The panels are 6‐inces thick and are constructed of: OSB sheathing, EPS insulation,
and substrate.

Building Code
IBC 2003
Structural Steel
AISC Specification for Structural Steel Buildings
AISC Manual of Steel Construction – Allowable Stress Design, 9th Addition
Vulcraft Steel Joist and Steel Girders 2003
ACI Details and Detailing of Concrete Reinforcement, ACI 315
ACI Manual of Engineering and Placing Drawings for Reinforced Concrete Structures, ACI 315R
Design Loads
International Building Code 2000
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), ASC‐ 7

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