Construction engineering and steel connection design meet hurricane season to achieve an architectural vision. We enjoy designing new buildings from scratch, but the rubber meets the road when it is time to assemble the building in the field. Our client, the steel fabricator and erector, approached us with this unique project containing tremendous architectural and structural complexity.
The museum expansion consisted of a complex multi-story system of external steel trusses required to achieve long spans and aggressive cantilevers. Like a giant exoskeleton, the 35 ft deep trusses support three stories (218 tons of material and patrons) to create a column-less 68 ft span that also cantilevers 15 ft off the primary structure. A truly inspiring sight!
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Building and maintaining a parametric model containing intelligent/actionable information and building data. Utilized for documentation, increased effectiveness of interdisciplinary coordination, clash detection, 3D visualization and improved knowledge transfer, rapid prototyping, virtual design & construction (VDC), and many other uses by all project stakeholders.
Design of connections when delegated by the Engineer of Record, or design of alternate connections as a substitution request by the detailer, fabricator, erector, or contractor for consideration by the project Engineer of Record.
Jezerinac Group is licensed and qualified to perform steel connection design for all connections and options as presented in the AISC Code of Standard Practice:
Option 1 – Provide complete connection design shown in the structural design drawings
Option 2 – Structural design drawings or specifications stipulate that the connection be selected or completed by a steel detailer
Option 3 – Connection design is delegated to a licensed professional engineer working for the fabricator.
Engineering of the means and methods of construction, considering the temporary condition of a building structure prior to completion of the final load path and structural system and the loads imposed on the base structure due to the erection processes.
Analysis and design of structural considerations for the support of construction equipment required for building construction.
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