Innovations to provide a hub for collaboration.
Building on a development with zero disturbance allowance, the project team needed to brainstorm an alternative plan to erect the panels. As a result, nearly a quarter of this project was blind set, installation of the precast on north side was had to set over the building with a 400 ton crawler crane. Both tall orders for such a massive project, but nothing the entire team could not overcome with enhanced coordination and collaboration.
To accommodate the aggressive project schedule, an intense coordination effort between the design team, engineer of record, steel fabricator, precast supplier and specialty engineer was undertaken. To speed fabrication and erection, all precast cladding supports were designed and detailed to be shop-fabricated as part of the structural steel building frame. This required close coordination between all team members to ensure critical design information was communicated and integrated into both the construction documents and shop drawing submittals.
Precast panelization, panel loading, and connection details were developed and coordinated during the design process, allowing review of precast submittals and fabrication to commence ahead of the final core and shell construction documents. The minimal field issues encountered during erection was a testament to the team’s effort to deliver an elegant, efficient precast envelope solution.