Veltex Building

This 67,563 square foot five level multi-use structure is constructed of many different structural materials that tie together to resist gravity and lateral loads.
The underground parking/basement is made up of concrete walls, columns, and frames that support the upper levels. The upper levels are steel beams with composite concrete and steel floor deck with steel columns to support the gravity loads. The lateral forces are resisted with steel frames over a majority of the structure with a concrete masonry wall at the property line. The main challenge with this project was the numerous transfer columns and girders from level to level to provide a direct load path to the foundation. These transfer elements were required as a result of the varying column layouts at each level. The layouts at each level are driven from its required uses (i.e. retail, office, residential).

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