|Planning and Budgeting
Meetings were held to discuss the project parameters and to sketch out a conceptual design.
Collaboration with the URS design team firmed up design assumptions and details.
We established a budget based on a RAM model generated by URS. Within a couple of weeks the developer's proposal was submitted and the negotiations ensued. The Peter Shaheen/Spence team succeeded in securing the contract.
|Let's get to Work
Douglas Steel assisted URS with value engineering and connection design to achieve the most economical framing system possible. Douglas then launched into material procurement and began modeling and shop drawings for the 1,215 ton structural frame. This enabled us to secure the earliest possible mill rolling and fabrication schedule.
Streamline the Process
Structural details were electronically submitted and reviewed using a 3D structural model with 2D details and connection calculations embedded into the model. This greatly streamlined the approval process.