Sprague Library

Brief Description of Project

The Sprague Branch Library is beautiful branch library belonging to the Salt Lake City Library System. We were privileged to participate in an expansion project, which comprised of a completely underground addition to the building. This expansion would allow for the needed space while minimizing the impact to the original architecture. The underground addition included new men and women’s toilet facilities and janitor room and a large study area and meeting room. The new addition was heated and cooled with new furnaces located in the original building furnace room. The addition extended near the existing creek and was required to be provided with a dewatering system. The dewatering system comprises of under slab and foundation drains which flow to a duplex sump system. The water is then pumped up and into the underground creek. The sump is connected to an emergency generator to ensure that the building remains dry at all times.


Project Team
B. Bryce Gardner, P.E.
Senior Vice President

Robert J. Kesler, P.E., CPD

Plumbing Engineer

Mr. Tom Stites
Brixen & Christopher Architects

252 South 200 East
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111

Name of Project
Sprague Library
Salt Lake City, Utah

Salt Lake City Library

Design Start/End Dates
May 2001/August 2001

Services Provided
Mechanical Engineering & Design

Construction Delivery Type
Design – Bid – Build





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