New Nursery School Building in the District Les Sablons, Le Mans, France

Customer Project

This single story 11,840 ft² nursery school accommodates up to 70 children. The building property is also surrounded by playgrounds and other green spaces.

Project Owner City of Le Mans
Structural Analysis & Design ARTEMIS INGENIEUR


The local political desire was to use sustainable materials for the new building. The district residents voted for a green roof to be included in the project.

The engineering office ARTEMIS INGENIEUR assisted the project management team in the building design phases including preliminary design, final design, project planning, and construction documents. ARTEMIS INGENIEUR designed the structure including the lateral bracing and sizing of the building elements.


The exterior facades consist of timber panel walls. The interior load bearing walls are designed with CLT panels.

The framework includes double glued-laminated tapered beams which supports the green roof and multiple photovoltaic panels.

The structure was analyzed for ULS, SLS, and earthquake (low level of seismicity). The RF-DYNAM Pro add-on module for RFEM was used to perform a modal analysis and generate of equivalent seismic loads.


Dlubal Software Artemis Ingenieur RFEM RF-LAMINATE RF-DYNAM Pro CLT ULS SLS

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