Branson Ultrasonics Laboratory and Engineering Building

  • This project is a new 140,000 sf two-story facility for Branson Ultrasonics, located in Brookfield, Connecticut.
  • This facility provides several functions for the company, primarily new laboratory space for the engineering and development of their patented ultrasonic technology, exhibit and demonstration space for events and presentations, office and meeting spaces, manufacturing and production space, and employee fitness and dining spaces with outdoor terraces.
  • This building was designed as a steel framed structure to provide the long span open floor spaces required.
  • A 900,000 gsf timber-concrete hybrid structure in Brooklyn, NY
  • Comprises of two linked five-story office buildings containing 450,000 sf each
  • The first two floors of each building contain full screened parking levels to accommodate 454 cars each
  • A continuous 40 ft wide Shore Public Walkway and a 60 ft wide visual corridor are designed and constructed as part of this project
  • Ten-floor office and retail project located in Brooklyn, New York
  • Occupies the entire block and contains an 80,000 sf street level footprint
  • Building contains 10 floors above grade with two full basements below street level and a roof deck above the 10th floor
  • Total gross size is 600,000 sf

Awards

  • Concrete Industry Board (CIB) – Award of Merit
  • A one-story recording studio in the heart of the exclusive Albany Marina Residences community
  • Building diameter is approximately 98 feet
  • An undulating, tiered facade is reminiscent of both the ocean and an audio waveform
  • Serrated edge segments of the building envelope translate into a vertical mullion in the perimeter glazing system
  • Collection Residences is a condominium project in Coral Gables, Florida
  • 850,000 sf, 11-story mixed-use project
  • Contains 270 residential units in two seven-level towers above a five-story podium
  • Project also comprises an amenity deck, double-height commercial spaces, and 250,000 sf of below-grade parking to accommodate 900 vehicles
  • Located on Broome Street, Essex Crossing Site 5 is part of the Seward Park Redevelopment project: nine New York City-owned sites located on six acres primarily along Essex Street and Delancey Street on the Lower East Side of Manhattan
  • Site 5 redeveloped into a 15-story, L-shaped, approximately 327,000 gsf building with two basements
  • Majority of the building consists of approximately 203,000 gsf of residential space on the third through 15th floors
  • Remainder of the area comprised of commercial space, parking, and community space on the first, second and basement levels
  • Superstructure consists of structural steel framing and precast plank slabs
  • Project consists of demolishing existing two-story structure located at 540 West 26th Street, in order to create a 10-story building totaling approximately 143,000 gsf
  • Retail/gallery space on the ground floor measuring 15,800 sf
  • Additional provisions for gallery spaces on the second through fourth floors
  • Floors five through nine contain commercial office space
  • 7,000 sf penthouse and roof top amenity
  • Multiple elevators catering to the needs of the first-class office tenants as well as the gallery tenants, with provisions for additional tenant elevators and stairs
  • 512 West 22nd St is a 12-story, 150 ft tall commercial mixed-use building located in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood
  • Designed by CookFox Architects, property features exterior landscaped terraces, wraparound exterior stairs, and exposed concrete columns
  • Structure totals approximately 175,000 sf and contains 11 floors of office and retail space with an occupiable rooftop
  • Exterior is clad with ribbon windows and fluted terracotta spandrels
  • An existing five-story parking garage was partially demolished and incorporated into the new building as part of a New York City Buildings Department Alteration Type 1 (ALT 1) application
  • Structure abuts the landmarked High Line elevated park and provides unobstructed views of the posh Chelsea art district
  • Project involves the United Arab Emirates Mission to the United Nations on East 46th Street
  • Includes two basement levels with nine stories of concrete superstructure
  • Building includes below-grade parking, public assembly/event spaces, exterior terraces, public and private mission spaces, and necessary mechanical support spaces
  • Total building height is of 144 ft to the main roof and gross the floor area is approximately 102,000 sf
  • Located at 9th Avenue and 15th Street in the Meatpacking District of Manhattan, project is a nine-story office and retail mixed-use building containing 150,000 sf
  • Several roofs and terraces are integrated in the design as well as setbacks and depressions
  • Project is registered for LEED Gold certification
  • Project includes renovations to the 15th and 16th floors of the building, as well as the construction of a new roof deck assembly areas at the roof level
  • The design of two skylights at the roof to allow natural light into the floor below is also incorporated into the project
  • Project is a new 25-story office building encompassing 87,000 gsf
  • New structure contains retail on the ground floor and offices on the floors above
  • Existing cellar level is rebuilt as part of the new project
  • Steel superstructure design
  • Project was modeled in Revit from the DD phase, including the braced frame lateral system, to ensure coordination between all disciplines of the design team
  • Located on NE 39th Street between North Miami Avenue and NE 1st Avenue in the Design District of Miami
  • The 762,000 sf mixed-use project consists of two buildings that sit atop two levels of below grade parking
  • Building 1 is 20 stories and is comprised of three levels of retail, 15 levels of office, and two levels of restaurant and amenity spaces
  • Subterranean parking garage occupies nearly the entire site
  • Podium is capped at fourth level with the first level of restaurant program overlooking an amenity deck
  • Building 2 is a two-story retail building with a green roof deck
  • Located at 420 Albee Square in Brooklyn New York, across the street from City Point, between Willoughby and Fulton Streets
  • Project brings 505,000 sf of commercial space to the area
  • Tower rises 36-stories and consists of office space and retail in the lower-levels
  • Tower features a unique façade integrating glass and pre-cast panels as well as two set-backs creating the illusion that sections of the building are floating

Awards

  • Concrete Industry Board (CIB) – Special Recognition – Office
  • Project is a 24-story mixed-use development consisting of a residential tower, parking, amenity spaces, retail, and office space
  • Total space for the project is approximately 489,000 sf including a three-story podium, a landscaped roof terrace, a solarium, parking levels, and more
  • Located between Devonshire Street and Federal Street in Downtown Boston
  • Project is a mixed-use high-rise development comprised of 55 stories of above grade and four levels of below grade
  • Total building height is 690 ft, and the total area for the project is approximately 1.8 million sf
  • Lower 24 floors are made up of office space with residential floors beginning on the 26th floor
  • Retail areas are located on the first two floors along with a great public hall located on the ground floor
  • Project involves the redevelopment of the site which was previously occupied by a 100,000 sf, six-story building completed in the mid-1850s
  • Includes the redevelopment of an 11-story mixed-use commercial building with one below grade level encompassing 172,000 gsf
  • Building includes a retail and office lobby, a Maker’s Mart on the ground floor, commercial space on floors two through nine, and community facilities on floors 10 and 11
  • Ground floor Maker’s Mart extended into the basement level and the remainder of the below grade space is utilized for mechanical and storage areas

 

 

LEED Gold

  • The new 61,000 gsf medical office building is located at 323 East 61st Street, between First and Second Avenues in Manhattan
  • Project is comprised of six stories with one cellar level
  • Superstructure consists of cast-in-place concrete shear walls and columns and flat plate concrete
  • Spanning two floors, this 55,000 sf build-out was designed to consolidate operations of LSEG from 5 existing smaller locations in the New York City
  • Structural engineering services including the creation of a new stair opening on the 58th floor connecting to the floor below; demolition of existing slab and associated supports, and design of structural steel beams, stringers, and detailing
  • Final space features a central staircase of glass and polished steel, 58 workstations,  open areas for group collaborations, and pantry and kitchen areas
  • Renovation includes a new green roof on the 13th floor setback, single bay 11-story building addition in north-west corner, new monumental lobby stair and an amphitheater
  • Additional design work included rework of multiple egress pathways, slab openings for MEP accommodations and new cooling tower dunnage on building roof
  • Florida Power and Light is a 200,000 sf office building with accommodations for 1,000 workers, to be located in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
  • Focused on resiliency and the building’s critical role in disaster response, the facade systems are designed to withstand category 5 storms and impacts from blown debris
  • The primary facade is comprised of a thermally broken, structurally glazed unitized curtain wall and a metal panel rainscreen system
  • The ground floor is enclosed with an all glass storefront glazed to structural glass fins
  • The adjoining parking garage supports an extensive solar panel array and is clad with 25 ft tall precast panels
  • The facade systems are coordinated and designed to provide a robust enclosure, with greater redundancy that ensures a rapid return to service following severe weather
  • DeSimone Facades and Structural teams collaborated to engineer and design a boutique glass stair connecting the fifth and sixth floors of Transperfect’s new offices at 1250 Broadway
  • Facades team engineered the structural glass treads, guards, handrails, glass-to-glass and metal-to-glass connections
  • Glass treads are supported by the steel frame engineered by the Structural team
  • Both teams worked closely together to determine the loads, understand the resulting movements, and how to accommodate these without over stressing the glass structure

About the Project

  • The Rayonier Corporate Office Building is a three story office building located in Yulee, Florida
  • Building is 55,700 square feet
  • Constructed using concrete tilt-wall panels along the exterior with structural steel framing infill supported on spread footings
  • Roof was constructed using a combination of structural steel and wood framing

About the Project

  • The Insperity Centre Four Office Building is a four story office building located near Kingwood, Texas
  • Office building is 105,000 square feet
  • Constructed using concrete tilt-wall panels and structural steel framing.
  • Additionally, a new, three level precast parking garage with 340 parking spaces was constructed on the south end of the property
  • Garage is connected the office building by a walkway

About the Project

  • The Woodbranch Park complex includes two 175,000 square feet, seven story office buildings that overlook an internal park
  • Both buildings are equipped with a two-story lobby that extends the length of the structure
  • Office buildings were constructed using a cast-in-place concrete pan formed beam system supported by concrete columns and drilled piers

About the project:

  • Failure of a modular concrete retaining wall system and subsequent slope failure in residential neighborhood
  • Significant damage to several residential townhomes, commercial properties, and buried utilities

Scope of services:

  • Investigation included a scope of damage assessment and structural stability analysis
  • Project team utilized sUAS (drone) based imagery for aerial evaluation of damage and survey of adjacent, potentially unstable soil slopes
  • A transformative 25-story development in the cultural center of New Brunswick, New Jersey
  • 450,000 square foot facility includes a 344-vehicle parking garage, two performance stages, back of house and rehearsal areas, office space, and residential area
  • A residential tower rises above the cultural spaces and includes 207 units
  • Represents one of the largest public-private partnerships in the history of New Jersey

Awards

  • Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI) – Honors Award
  • New Jersey Concrete and Aggregate Association (NJCAA) – Merit Award, High Rise
  • Located at 100 South Biscayne Boulevard in Miami
  • 92-story mixed-use tower with an approximate height of 1040 feet
  • 14-story podium contains 100,000sf of retail area, a multi-level garage designed to accommodate 2,000 vehicles, a 200-key hotel and ballroom, and an amenities deck
  • 20 stories of office space followed by 56 stories of residential area rise from the podium levels below
  • Above the podium level, the tower rotates a total 60 degrees yielding varying floor plates on each subsequent level
  • One cellar level will house about 500 cars, a loading dock, and associated back-of-house spaces
  • 12-story, 150-foot-tall, commercial mixed-use building located in Chelsea, Manhattan
  • Property features landscaped terraces, an occupiable rooftop, wrap-around exterior stairs, and exposed concrete columns
  • Exterior is also clad with ribbon windows and fluted terra cotta spandrels
  • Existing 5-story parking garage was partially demolished and incorporated into the new building

Awards

  • American Council of Engineering Companies New York (ACEC NY) Engineering Excellence Awards – Platinum Award, Structural Systems
  • Concrete Industry Board (CIB) Awards – Award of Merit
  • Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI) – Award of Merit
  • Consists of two 460-foot towers atop a podium comprised of retail and parking areas
  • Towers contain a mixture of retail, office, serviced apartment, and amenity areas
  • Total area is approximately 1,625,000sf
  • Building serves as a landmark in the city of Hangzhou
  • Located in the heart of Pudong District, Shanghai’s commercial center
  • Project includes 3,229,000sf above-grade area, and 1,722,000sf below-grade area
  • Total construction area is approximately 4,951,000sf
  • Project includes commercial space, office buildings, and a transportation hub adjacent to Metro Line 2 and 9
  • A new 63-story mixed-use tower with 2 basement levels
  • Development includes both a high-rise tower and an 11-story parking building
  • Structural design consists of PT flat slab, supported by concrete shear walls and concrete/steel composite columns
  • Total built-up area is approximately 1.86 million square feet

Awards

  • Structural Engineers Association of New York (SEAONY) Excellence Awards – Finalist
  • Architectural Woodworking Industries retained DeSimone for structural analysis services including field condition and stability evaluations, and construction sequencing
  • Specialized ceiling structure located on the concourse level of Dubai’s Burj Khalifa
  • Canopy is a curved wood lattice structure
  • Large cantilevered section supported by eight structural steel frames
  • A 96,000 sf office complex and 70,000 sf warehouse facility
  • Serves as Mita Copystar America_s North American corporate headquarters
  • The two-story office building is framed in steel and clad with polished granite hung on prefabricated steel trusses
  • The entrance lobby consists of a 60-foot diameter and 40-foot-high cylinder, clad in glass block
  • The warehouse facility uses a steel framed structure sheathed in pre-cast wall panels
  • A world-famous office building, located on the Ohio River
  • A fusion of intricate architectural detail and functional engineering
  • The structural system is a moment resistant frame
  • Simplifying the details is a key factor allowing for maximum space to be utilized
  • A system that reduces the amount of steel required and added concrete block is designed, which enabled attaching the face to the steel frame
  • The solution provides an inexpensive stiffening agent so that thin and light granite panels could be used
    • One of New Jersey_s most significant urban economic development investments
    • Occupies 1.8-acres in the heart of the New Brunswick_s Cultural Center
    • The 329,000 sf mixed-use development includes a 250-key conference center, 27 condominium units, a 54-car below grade parking garage, and office space
    • The John H. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development is the nation_s first university-based institute devoted to transforming the complex system of workforce development at the local, state, and federal levels
    • The project creates jobs and business opportunities for New Brunswick_s residents
    • It also continues the city_s revitalization strategy, and strengthens the state_s economy
    • Located at Astor Place, New York City
    • A $50 million, 21-story mixed-use office and residential condominium tower
    • The 120,000 sf complex contains 39 luxury residential loft units and 13,000 sf of retail space on the ground floor and below grade parking
    • The building’s curving gray-green glass facade spirals around a zinc grid like core, a structure that utilizes a reinforced concrete flat plate design
    • Awards:
      CIB Roger H. Corbetta Awards – Award of Merit 2005
    • The 46-story, 600-foot tall skyscraper has proven to be one of the most striking office towers in lower Manhattan
    • Also one of the most challenging to design with severe winds, site restrictions, and a small wedge shaped floor plate adding to the building’s structural complexity
    • DeSimone devised a wind resisting system that consisted of a bundled, braced core coupled with an exterior tube frame
    • Using a hat truss at the top of the building also allowed for the structure to be constructed for significantly less than the original estimated cost
    • Renovation and conversion of five 10 to 12 story former manufacturing and printing buildings that were built in the early 19th century
    • Creates new office and retail space, totaling over 500,000 sf
    • Involved the relocation of elevator cores, stairs, new roof top terraces, new MEP systems, and reconfiguration of the street level floors for retail use
    • An 11 story Class A office building with retail and below-grade parking
    • The majority of the structure is cast-in-place concrete with post-tensioning reinforcement in slabs
    • The building mass is articulated by a significant structural truss above the 11th floor adjacent to 19th Street which truss allows for a highly transparent column free three story volume at the lobby
    • The truss is enclosed within a glass architectural embellishment that rises above the adjacent roof
    • The exterior wall is composed of one base wall type of floor to floor glass without any further embellishments
    • This building has a target of LEED Gold Certification
    • At 800 feet tall and two million sf, it is the tallest building in the United States south of New York City and the fifth tallest residential building in the world
    • Consists of a 65-story tower containing office, hotel and condominium space, and a 500,000 sf podium that accommodates a 1,000-space parking garage
    • The design incorporates core shear walls, post-tensioned slabs and perimeter columns
    • Spans between columns reach 40 feet
    • Services for the building include an extensive wind tunnel study, sophisticated computer lateral analysis, state of the art foundation load test, creep & shrinkage analysis, settlement analysis and post-tension slab design
    • Awards:
      ASCE Florida – Project of the Year 2004
      ASCE Miami Dade Branch – Project of the Year 2004
      ACEC New York – Gold Award, Structural Systems 2004
      CIB Roger H. Corbetta Awards – Award of Merit 2003
    • A 243,000 sf office building located on Disney’s Corporate Campus
    • Houses the 500+ animators and administrators responsible for producing the company’s successful animated features
    • Integrating technology and consumer fantasy, the exterior design uses an industrial billboard aesthetic of colorful corrugated metals
    • Interiors are open and loft-like, incorporating structure into the building’s playful architectural theme
    • The superstructure is constructed for less than $9/sf despite rigorous performance criteria and extensive use of raised flooring throughout the complex
    • The building also contains computer facilities, archives and a THX screening room
    • Located on Bryant Street, it is the first building in San Francisco designed by Michael Graves
    • The 5,500 sf facility contains a digital imaging studio
    • In addition to the rotunda reception area, the project contains a double-height studio, two car garage and offices
    • The foundation utilizes 26, 30-inch-diameter drilled concrete piers, which extend down to 20 feet and are tied together with grade beams
    • The slab-on-grade is designed to span between piers in the event that the soil liquefies and settles
    • The structure is designed using light gage steel framing combined with plywood shear walls
    • Steel moment frames were also used to provide lateral support for the rotunda
    • Awards:
      Building of America 2007
    • A prime multifunctional facility that houses several programs including public affairs, exhibit and graphic arts departments and the WCS Institute of International Conservation
    • The mixed-use building contains 42,000 sf of offices, meeting rooms, a digital information center and flexible space to accommodate administrative and research needs of the WCS
    • The building merges with its natural setting, respecting its intimate quality while optimizing solar orientation and capturing views
    • Efficient and right-sized systems heat and cool the building
    • Daylighting is maximized, and both renewable and recycled materials are incorporated so that the center consumes less while lasting longer.
    • A true reflection of environmental, social and economic sustainability
    • The building’s integration with the landscape is a new model of the ability for humans, wildlife and wild lands to live together harmoniously
    • The project is LEED Gold certified
    • At 65 stories and 750 feet tall, this project contains approximately 1,800,000 sf of space
    • Includes 516 luxury condominium units on 47 floors, 70,000 sf of office space , 15,000 sf of retail, and parking
    • The residential lobby is 18 feet above ground and there is a separate lobby and porte-cochere for the office spaces
    • Penthouse apartments are located on the top five floors
    • The building also features a lagoon pool and recreation deck, as well as a 7,000 sf state-of-the-art fitness center
    • Foundations are 122-feet deep auger cast piles
    • The structure consists of pre-stressed slabs and large, highly efficient shear walls
    • Awards:
      Southeast Construction – Top Projects Award, High Rise 2006
    • The 190,000 sf office building houses public areas and restaurants in addition to basic office functions
    • Reminiscent of boat sails, the billowing exterior design produces dramatic angles and spectacular views
    • This complex exterior is created using a sculpted reinforced concrete structure delicately clad with an all-glass curtain wall system
    • A highly integrated interior and exterior environment, the form itself is broken down into five two-tier modules
    • The modules are twisted to create the building’s dynamic form
    • Concrete provides the ideal structural solution and an innovative way to achieve the complex set requirements of this atypical office building
    • The sculptural glass façade is created using complex, multi-directionally curved curtainwall panels
    • Structural slabs support these heavy panels
    • The slabs cantilever varying distances beyond the perimeter columns and are sloped to conform to the design
    • Interior spans exceed 35 feet in many locations to accommodate the open office environment
    • The 3D model provides key coordinate information to demystify problematic areas
    • To help assimilate the 3D information, each floor plan is dotted with hundreds of coordinates to help define the true conditions
    • Awards:
      NCSEA – Excellence Award, Structural Engineering 2008
      ACEC National – Engineering Excellence Award Finalist 2007
      ACEC New York – Diamond Award, Structural Systems 2007
      CIB Roger H. Corbetta Awards – The Annual Award 2006
      New York Construction Awards – Best of 2006
    • A 580,000 sf 34-story office tower in Downtown Miami, Florida
    • Includes a ground floor lobby, retail areas, 11 stories of parking, and 21 stories of office space
    • A recreational deck and a double-height office space are provided on the 11th floor
    • The building’s exterior design involves the use of a complex interlocking curtain wall system
    • The first LEED Gold Class A Office Tower completed in Miami
    • The expansion adds a new high-limits gaming area
    • Also improves and expands restaurant and bar facilities, new administrative offices, and additional parking capacity
    • The existing casino, hotel, and parking structures remained operational during construction
    • Includes new casino space, new bars and restaurants, administrative space, spa facilities, plus various support spaces
    • The parking addition provides 2,000 parking spaces on five levels
    • The project adds 128,000 sf to the gaming facility
    • Located at 186 Wood Avenue South in Iselin, New Jersey
    • Involves the renovation of an existing building and the addition of a new office building to the Siemens Corporate Campus
    • The building is demolished down to the concrete and steel frame
    • Façade, mechanical equipment, elevators, and interiors are fully replaced
    • A signature courtyard provides an oculus for the entry plaza below
    • A new 175,000 sf office building is added to the site
    • LEED Platinum certified

    Awards

    • Architectural Digest – Best Designed Building in New Jersey
    • American Council of Engineering Companies New York (ACEC NY) Engineering Excellence Awards – Gold Award, Structural Systems
    • American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) Ideas2 Awards – National Recognition
    • Engineering News Record (ENR) New York Regional Best Projects – Award of Merit, Office Category
    • National Council of Structural Engineers Associations (NCSEA) – Excellence Award Finalist
    • Structural Engineers Association of New York (SEAONY) Excellence Awards – Finalist
    • Located in the downtown Union Park neighborhood in Las Vegas
    • Creates a 268,000 sf secure facility and includes 70 restricted underground parking spaces
    • The steel-and-glass skinned structure houses a 500-seat chamber council with partial mezzanine, public exhibit area, governmental offices, and parking spaces
    • The structural system is concrete filled metal deck over composite steel beams and girders, supported by steel columns
    • To accommodate the building’s open nature, moment frames are utilized in both directions for the lateral system
    • The LEED-NC Gold building is the home of the mayor’s office, the city council, and other governmental offices
    • Located along the West Branch Stamford Harbor in Stamford, Connecticut
    • 545,000 sf mixed-use project
    • Includes a seven-story office tower that contains two trading floors, a multi-level 435-car parking garage, a hotel, and retail space
    • Also includes a single level structured garage that extends between and beneath the hotel and retail buildings creating a raised pedestrian plaza
    • Creates a dynamic center for downtown Stamford
    • Located on 47th Street in the heart of the Diamond District in New York City
    • An iconic 35-story office building designed specifically for the global diamond, gem, metals, and jewelry trade
    • Hosts retail space, an auction house, a gemological museum, conference center, and restaurants in the five-story podium structure
    • The rest of the tower above is devoted to commercial and office space
    • Three cellar levels contain secure space, shipping facilities, fitness center, and tenant parking

    Awards

    • American Council of Engineering Companies New York (ACEC NY) – Gold Award, Structural Systems
    • American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) Ideas2 Awards – National Certificate of Recognition
    • Concrete Industry Board (CIB) Awards – Award of Merit, Out of Area
    • Located in Weehawken, New Jersey
    • A 525,000 sf, mixed-use commercial building containing nine stories
    • The first phase of the project addresses 230,000 sf
    • Contains parking, retail space and a partial roof garden
    • Also includes a vehicular bridge at level three, which links the building to transit parking to the north
    • Phase II involves floors six through ten, and accommodates a sport hotel and condominium units
    • Located in Istanbul, Turkey
    • A new 40-story, 947,000 sf office development adjacent to the existing Buyukhanli Hotel
    • Situated in a high seismic zone, includes approximately 471,000 sf of above-grade area for lobby, commercial, and office space
    • Also includes a large auditorium, an atrium and parking
    • DeSimone performed structural analysis and design of the tower’s lateral system using the Performance Based Design method
    • Renaissance Tower is the first flat slab building in Turkey built with a buckling restrained bracing system

    Awards

    • CTBUH Tall Building Awards – Finalist, Best Tall Building
    • A 1,421 acres, mixed-use complex located in Dalian, China
    • The site is located adjacent to the city’s Central Business District, within a parcel of land known as Eastern Port area of Zhongshan District
    • An area for commercial, residential, and tourism uses, including developments of waterside leisure, high-end retail, and ocean-view apartments
    • A new subway station is located at almost the mid-point of the site
    • The location of the new station is considered to be the primary asset for this site
    • Located on Al Maryah Island in Abu Dhabi
    • Class A office building
    • The first private development on Al Maryah Island and one of the deepest excavated sites in Abu Dhabi
    • Consists of a 24-story tower with six podium levels and six levels of sub-terrain parking
    • The design provides column-free interiors and generous cantilever spans, made possible by post-tensioned concrete
    • Numerous schemes have been developed to reduce structural costs and construction times

    Awards

    • Build Magazine Architecture Awards – Best Commercial High-Rise Design, Abu Dhabi
    • Construction Week Awards – Commercial Project of the Year
    • Construction Week Awards – Tower Project of the Year
    • CTBUH Tall Building Awards – Finalist, Middle East & Africa Category
    • Located in Madison, New Jersey
    • Consists of converting the existing 220,000 sf office building into a modern 285,000 sf office building
    • The modifications involve partially demolishing the existing building, leaving only 125,000 sf
    • Also, adding new construction over the top and adjacent to the remaining existing building
    • Located in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    • A mixed-use, 12-story building with four basement levels
    • Below grade levels contain 300,000 sf and accommodate approximately 673 cars
    • Above grade, the building contains 375,000 sf and includes office, residential and retail functions
    • The building has a maximum height of 70 meters
    • Located in San Francisco, California
    • Consists of two adjacent structures
    • A 2-story structure with a partial basement, comprised of a wood floor and roof system supported by both timber and steel columns
    • A 1-story steel building with a wood roof structure, which is a historic landmark built in 1938
    • Seismic ties are used to join the two structures into a single space
    • A comprehensive Probable Maximum Loss (PML) seismic risk assessment of the combined structure was conducted
    • As a result, several seismic upgrade options were developed and implemented with a goal of reducing the overall exposure to below a 20% PML level
    • An 8,000 sf mezzanine expansion is incorporated into the seismic upgrade along with several structural strengthening measures
    • A 24-story office building located on East 41st Street and Fifth Avenue in New York
    • Undergoing a renovation with the goal of meeting LEED Gold and Energy Star Certification
    • The structural scope includes removing one of the existing columns from the new lobby by pre-loading the column with the help of transfer girder, bearing and jacking brackets, and loading jacks
    • Located in Annapolis, Maryland
    • Consists of modernizing an existing 71,000 sf office building and constructing a new entry vestibule and addition
    • The modifications fully remove the existing building’s enclosure and update the mechanical systems
    • The addition is three stories in height and features long spans
    • A new vestibule joins the new and existing structures
    • Located on West 13th Street, adjacent to the High Line in New York City
    • A new 120,000sf office tower with retail and general office
    • The total planned development 10 floors above ground plus cellar level
    • The cellar to the 2nd floor contain retail space
    • General office space is on floors 3 to 10

    Awards

    • Engineering News Record (ENR) Best New York Region Project Awards – Award of Merit, Office/Retail/Mixed-Use Category

    About the Project

    • Located in Lusail, Qatar
    • The 1,800,000 sf project creates 4 new office buildings with parking
    • The 4 buildings contain office space, lobbies and amenities
    • The shared levels rigidly connect the buildings in pairs
    • A 98 feet long “bridge” is framed in steel and “floats” between all 4 buildings