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Mercurio Mezzanine

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.  
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Project Location

Funza, Cundinamarca
Colombia

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Project Specifics

Project Category:
Distribution
Building Types:
Distribution Center
Finishes:
Concrete (Raw/Sealed)
Features:
Insulation:
Sandwich Panel (Non-Composite)
Environmental:
LEED Certified
Number of Floors:
2
Number of Panels:
63 panels
Tilt-Up Wall Area:
25,371 sq ft (2,357 sq m)
Project Footprint:
45,854 sq ft (4,260 sq m)
Tallest Panel:
29 ft 2 in (8.89 m)
Widest Panel:
87 ft 6 in (26.67 m)
Largest Panel:
907 sq ft (84.3 sq m)
Heaviest Panel:
140,073 lbs (63,536 kg)
Longest Spandrel:
87 ft 6 in (26.67 m)