Structure

Parking House

To see this being built from the ground up, it’s interesting that they dug 15′ into the ground for this structure. We also learned how the concrete needs time to cure so that’s why there is virtual bracing to support the next level. I’m not sure how tall this parking house is going to be, but I’m guessing […]

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Highway

There are many different highway structure systems and they are becoming more and more complex. This highway bridge design caught my eye because it was a post and beam. Such a simple structural system and it got me questioning why they chose it.

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Detailed Structure Glass Framing

This is a detailed structural model showing how the fixed glazing window works. What I found interesting about this was the amount of room for the glass to move around, they have like an according to style buffing zone. This was also cool to see a section cut of it through the glass, I have always wondered […]

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Art Center

This is a newly constructed art center and what caught my eye about this place was the entrance. How did they come up with this simple and elegant way of holding the roof up? 

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Rec

I visit the Rec quite often, it always a surprised me with the large spans and about of structure that was exposed. This gave me the ability to go around and explore the Rec to see many different structure systems from big to small. 

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Trash Can

This trash can has a unique design and I thought it was interesting how the loads would trace to the ground. 

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Broken Pole

Look how this Pole took the force and the top connection broke, this creates a whole new form from the existing straight Pole. I know there is an interesting story behind this. 

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Warehouse Structure

It was interesting to look at a Warehouse Structure and see what system they used. It was clear to see that this warehouse used a truss system for the main reason of cost, this is the cheapest system for the span. 

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