Geometrically challenging structure
The more complex the structure, the earlier Canatal people need to get involved. Pre-construction assistance was a must for this 1,567-ton structural steel project. Because of the inherent complexity of this two-multipurpose building project, a very thorough understanding of the project was needed before detailing it.
This hip-and-valley steep angular design, culminating in a 100ft spire, called for heavy, precisely-fitting structural steel members. For the spire alone, a 200-ton crane was needed to hoist it up into position.
The evolution of the precast panelized wall system, from design conception through final approved details, presented numerous challenges which were mostly connection related. Our in-house connection engineering and detailing capabilities were really put to the test.
Time Engineering. Manufacturing agility
Canatal Pre-construction assistance was instrumental in successfully completing the project. Scrutinizing plans or drawings for any deficiencies, omissions or flaws allowed our Time Engineering team to quickly come up with cost effective Time-Smart options.
Canatal’s Time Smart Manufacturing parallel process minimized bottlenecks and ensured shorter lead times. Large and smaller structural members were fabricated within the allotted time.
Our in-house connection engineering team designed an impressive number of connections. Our in-house detailing team produced quality shop drawings and, with the help of project management, time managed modifications and numerous last minute demands.
Through close cooperation with the general contractor, Canatal was able to maintain the project schedule. Again, we accommodated evolving requirements and delivered.