1 AIA LU; 1 AIBD P-CE; 0.1 IACET CEU*; SAA 1 Hour of Core Learning
This webinar is part of the Steel Academy
This webinar will explore the innovative steel building design and engineering strategies used in three award-winning U.S. construction projects: Samsung Americas HQ, Seattle Central Library, and UC Davis Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art. These projects exemplify the aesthetic and structural performance benefits of using steel in contemporary building design and construction.
Bret Lizundia, SE, is executive principal with Rutherford + Chekene, Structural + Geotechnical Engineers. He will present on the recent UC Davis Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art project. The museum’s precision structural design combined with inspired architecture resulted in an art museum topped with a complex canopy that is, itself, an inspiring steel sculpture. Overall, structural steel was the best material to meet the architects’ vision for the canopy as well as the rest of the facility due to the pavilion’s irregular shapes, long spans, thin, elegant aesthetic, and the desire to marry the interior and exterior structural elements. The innovative project is a merit award winner of AISC’s 2018 IDEAS² Awards.
Jon Magnusson, PE, SE, Hon. AIA, is senior principal with Magnusson Klemencic Associates (MKA). He was the principal-in-charge for the Seattle Central Library, an 11-story, 38,275-sqaure-meter (412,000-square-foot) technologically advanced library featuring five main "platforms" housing primary functions with in-between user areas that visually "float." A one-of-a-kind structural system supports the platforms, which cantilever up to 15.8 meters (52 feet) and, at most, on all four sides. The building’s diamond-shaped steel grid resists wind and earthquake forces, connects the platforms, and creates a very dramatic interior.
Robert Pallmann, PE, SE, is an associate principal with ARUP’s structural engineering group. As a structural engineer and project manager designing and delivering multidisciplinary high-end architectural projects, he is responsible for the design, development, and delivery of building engineering and subway projects in the United States and across the globe. In 2016, Robert delivered the new 1.1-million-square-foot headquarters campus for Samsung in San Jose, California/Silicon Valley. He will present on Samsung’s new campus, which consists of a 10-story office tower building with large interstitial outdoor garden floors, research facilities, a data center, a cafeteria pavilion, and a nine-story parking garage.
Learning Objectives - After this course, you should be able to:
- Describe the implementation and engineering approaches toward the use of steel in modern building design employed in the three featured projects.
- Explain the aesthetic and performance benefits of structural steel in contemporary building design across a variety of applications.
- Discuss the basic focus of the overall design and construction process behind the highlighted projects.
- Identify specific goals, challenges, and solutions employed in the design of the three featured U.S. projects, with particular emphasis on the incorporation of steel as a building material.