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.