Summarize the project's program, features and achievements.
The City Creek project consists of approximately 10 buildings. Building A is 524,160 square feet and has a clear height of 40'. The buildings are designed as flex buildings and are designed for numerous occupancy groups including; Office / Business, Warehouse Storage, Manufacturing, and Retail. The main, intended use for this building in particular is distribution. These buildings can have one large tenant, or can be subdivided into numerous tenants. Mezzanines can also be added depending on the tenants needs. The owners wanted flexibility, coupled with durability and afordability. The owners also wanted to have the buildings constructed as soon as possible. Tilt-up Concrete was able to satisfy all of the owener's needs.
What obstacles were overcome related to the schedule, budget, program, specification, site, etc. on this project?
This building is located on a site that was identified to have some potential for liquifaction. The plans examinar wanted to require that all of the foundaitons be tied together with grade beams, wich would have greatly increased the cost of construction. We were able to work with the geotechnical engineer and determine that the potential settlement due to liquefaction was minimal and we could show that the building could easily tolerate it. We were also able to use exceptions within the code, and get interpretations from code and standard committees to justify our design, saving the owner both time and money.
Communicate any engineering complexities or unique features of the panel design for this project.
The challenge with buiding of this size is the height of the wall panels and also the length of the buildings. This building has a clear height of 40 feet. The wall panels at the loading docs are 55'-6" tall and 12" thick. The building is over 1,000 feet long (almost 3 football fields in length). Because the building is so long it required intermedial braced frames. A couple of rows of BRB's were needed due to the high seismic zone. The expansion of the roof deck was also a concern that had to be addressed.
What is the potential for this project's impact on the community and/or environment?
This project fills a need for large warehouse and distribution facilities in this area.
Salt Lake City, UT 84104
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