The Mercurio Mezzanine project was built for Terranum, one of the largest built to suit building developers in Colombia, South America.
This project was housed inside a 60,000 m2 distribution center, the mezzanine was a 4,250 m2 (45,800 sqft) elevated slab with 1.5 Ton/m2 loading capacity. With 27-meter-wide spans (89 feet).
Mezzanines original design was in structural steel. Due to the loading considerations, we implemented a mixed solution of tilt-up and post tensioning, achieving a cost-effective solution.
Main loading structure in steel (columns and beams) were replaced by tilt-up panels and spandrel panels, maximizing the benefits of the Tilt-up system. Panels fit onto a cavity on the pile cap that would restrict movement in both ways. Piles where 2.0 m long (6.5´)x 0.40m (1.3´)wide and 40 m(131´) deep.
Secondary structure was replaced by 27 m (89´) long x 1.20 m (4´) tall beams that would fit onto rails in the main loading panels as spandrel panels.
After install, beams were post tensioned the full 150 m length of the mezzanine.
Decking was a 0.15m cast in place slab that was post tensioned.
The application of tilt-up provided the project the means to reduce cost, waste and time.
The Mercurio Complex was awarded LEED EDGE certification.