Summarize the project's program, features, and achievements: The development consists of two buildings comprising of 26 modern and functional warehouse units in the Dominion Triangle neighborhood in Port Coquitlam, BC, Canada. The combined area for both buildings is 65,315sq. ft. The gravity system is provided by the tilt wall panels to the perimeter of the building with a combination of internal structural steel framing consisting of beams and columns supported off reinforced concrete foundations and internal tilt wall panels supported off strip and pad foundations providing support to the open web steel joists and metal roof decking. The ground floors consist of 6” thick slab on grade. Tilt wall panels to the exterior and interior of the buildings provide the lateral support system. The second-floor structure was constructed using wood TJI joists supported off a combination of interior stud partition walls, glulam beams and columns and the building tilt wall panels providing support to the plywood floor sheathing.
What obstacles were overcome related to the schedule, budget, program, specification, site, etc. on this project? Due to the width of both building being approximately one fifth of the length of the buildings, the tilt wall panels on the short elevations and the interior of the buildings required hold down anchors to be provided to the panel ends and the foundations to deal with the seismic uplift forces.
Port Coquitlam, BC V3B 8G8
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