Martin Building: SGH calculated the existing floor capacity and estimated the building enclosure system’s useful life. We designed structural alterations, including replacing the roof’s wood framing with steel, providing space for new mechanical systems and improving seismic performance with a back-up structure bracing the gable ends. We also performed laboratory testing and created hygrothermal models to evaluate insulation options for exterior walls.
Wall Center: Highlights of our design and consulting work include the following:
Evaluated structural system concepts and recommended concrete for its shallow floor plate, providing space for mechanical systems and matching the existing building’s floor levels
Developed a Revit structural model to facilitate team coordination
Designed structural features, including a stepped-concrete atrium under a steel-framed skylight roof structure and cantilevered foundations, allowing the new building to extend deeper than the Martin Building
Reviewed the building enclosure design and developed details to integrate the systems, such as standing seam metal roofs, plaza and below-grade waterproofing, and a new glass atrium connecting the two buildings
Provided construction phase services, including reviewing contractor submittals, comparing ongoing construction with design intent, designing strengthening for structural deficiencies uncovered by demolition, helping resolve complex building enclosure details, and observing third party air/water infiltration performance testing of as-built fenestration assemblies