An extremely intricate process was used to construct this five-story facility. Construction began by lifting two sheer interior wall panels into place, each three stories high, to provide a more rigid structure to the building. An epoxy rebar system that had rebar coming out of the three-story system had to match up to the sleeves in the panels that would be erected later during the install.
After the three-story panels were erected, the steel contractor installed the columns, beams and third floor deck. The contractor then poured the third floor concrete, which was followed by the erection of the second lift. An additional 15 panels, measuring 18 feet by 26 feet and weighing 60,000 pounds each, were lifted into place by a crane to add the fourth and fifth stories.
Curtain wall features on the corners, front and rear of the building add visual appeal to the structure. The large glass area and specialty splatter coat that emulates stone are striking. A creamy neutral color scheme complements the existing facilities.
Although the project was constructed during the fall in which Florida experienced an unprecedented four hurricanes, no panels were lost or damaged because of the contractor’s bracing expertise and attention to detail during preparation for the storm.
Plantation, FL 33324
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