SME Steel Safety Video

We are pleased to announce the completion of the SME Steel Safety Video. We hope you enjoy watching this video as much as we have enjoyed creating it. Our primary goal for this video is to share the importance and value we place on every individual in this company. You are valuable and your safety is an uncompromising factor. You matter.

Topping Out Ceremony for the Utah Valley Regional Medical Center

The Topping Out Ceremony for the Patient Tower of the Utah Valley Hospital was captured on video on June 30, 2016. The facility is scheduled for completion in Fall 2018.

DPR Construction of Broadcom Headquarters in Irvine, California

Construction is well underway on semi-conductor company Broadcom’s new corporate headquarters at Great Park Neighborhoods in Irvine, California. The Broadcom development  is expected to open in either late 2017 or early 2018.

Official SFMOMA Construction Time-Lapse

Watch and share this time-lapse movie of construction for the new San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA). See progress for the Snøhetta-designed expansion with high definition webcam imagery from June 2013 to September 2015.

Salt Lake’s new performing arts center halfway complete | KSL.com

Celebrating milestones on Utah’s new performing arts center. SME Steel is pleased to be part of this construction team and we are looking forward to enjoying performances here.

San Diego Central Library Opening

San Diego Central Library opens to the public.

Time Lapse of San Diego Central Library Construction

EarthCam’s construction camera documented progress from April 2011 to July 2013 for the San Diego New Central Library in California. The images were hand-edited from over 48,000 hours of documented footage to create this cinematic time-lapse movie, showcasing more than 2 years of construction progress in just 80 seconds.

$185 Million Iconic San Diego Central Library Nears Construction Completion

Publicist Beth Binger of BCIpr presents interviews with San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders, Carmen Vann and Doug Wenck of Turner Construction Company, and Architect Rob Wellington Quigley, FAIA.

Cornerstone at Cottonwood Corporate Center

Topping Out Ceremony.

LEED Gold for Levi’s Stadium

Levi’s stadium was the first United States professional football stadium to earn LEED Gold certification as a new construction. NRG brought solar power to the team’s state-of-the-art stadium. The installation provides enough power over the course of a year to offset the power consumed at the stadium during home games.

Official San Francisco 49ers Levi’s Stadium Time-Lapse

The most high-tech stadium required the most advanced webcam technology to document the construction progress from groundbreaking through opening day. Three EarthCam megapixel construction cameras, including the GigapixelCam, archived over 200,000 images during the 29 months of construction. This time-lapse movie was produced by using many of these HD images as well as some of the 1,250 panoramas that were taken by the robotic webcams.

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts

The new Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts was designed by architect Zoltan Pali of SPF:architects. It includes the 1933 Beverly Hills post office, the newly built 500-seat Goldsmith Theater, a theater school, a studio theater, a cafe, a gift shop, a sculpture garden and a promenade terrace.

Provo City Center Temple Construction

The Process of Building the LDS Provo City Center Temple.

Angel Moroni Statue placed upon Provo City Center Temple

Angel Moroni statue being placed on top of the Provo City Center Temple in Provo, Utah.

Engineering Feat Puts Future Provo Temple on ‘Stilts’

For the past several months, Provo, Utah, residents have had a unique sight in their midst: the nearly seven-million-pound exterior of a 112-year-old building standing on 40-foot-high steel stilts. More than just an unusual construction site, this scene is the beginning of an extensive process to preserve the exterior of the Provo Tabernacle, a community landmark gutted by fire in December 2010. As The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced in October 2011, the building is being converted into a Mormon temple. Read more: http://www.mormonnewsroom.org/article…

Timelapse of Provo City Center Temple Construction

This timelapse video captures one of the most amazing engineering feats in recent Utah history: the salvaging of the Provo Tabernacle.

The video shows how crews replaced the foundation of the historic Mormon meeting house with stilts. That would have been an impressive feat on any construction site, but considering the building is a 129-year-old, 7-million-pound brick shell, it was nothing short of amazing in this case. (Salt Lake Tribune)

SLC’s Public Safety Building Earns IDEAS² Award

Salt Lake City’s Public Safety Building has earned national recognition in the 2014 Innovative Design in Engineering and Architecture with Structural Steel awards program (IDEAS²).

Salt Lake City Public Safety Building

A quick and dirty film of the “net zero energy” Salt Lake City Public Safety Building as well as some of the surrounding area. This is a gorgeous structure just dripping with solar panels, clever architecture, and landscaping.

“Topping Out” Ceremony at SC Stadium

This video footage of the topping out for the Levi’s Stadium offers a unique perspective shot with a GoPro camera and lets you experience the event from the workers’ point of view.

Utah Business CEO of the Year

Interview with Wayne Searle, Utah Business Magazine’s CEO of the Year.

SME Steel’s 20th Anniversary

Utah Governor Gary Herbert addresses SME’s employees at their 20th Anniversary celebration on April 19, 2012.

Wayne Searle appointed as new CEO of SME Steel

SME Steel was recently highlighted on KSL Newsradio’s Utah Business Report. Listen to KSL’s audio presentation and view it along with our accompanying slideshow.

Wayne Searle Interview

KUTV Interview with Wayne Searle, President of SME Steel.

Skybridge

by Jason Nacey

While Salt Lake City slept early Sunday morning, we were filming a pedestrian walkway go up over Main Street. It was interesting to see how precise the cranes had to be, there was literally only a foot at one point between the crane and the building.

City Creek Main Street Bridge

The City Creek project encompasses two full city blocks: Block 75 and 76. The erection of Block 75 consists of five levels of structural steel that cover the entire block in addition to high rise buildings. SME Steel also erected the structural steel for Building Four, a seven story structure, along with four podium levels and one roof mechanical support level on Tower Five, a twenty-three story structure. Block 76 includes four major buildings ranging from five to eight stories and interconnects with two levels of commercial space accessed by a series of bridges, elevators and escalators. Additionally, SME Steel erected three levels of mechanical support on Tower One, a 32-story high rise, as well as two levels of mechanical support on Buildings Six and Seven, twin ten story structures. The transfer deck support plate girders range from 175 pounds per foot to an incredible 720 pounds per foot with an average length of sixty feet.
SME Steel connected these two city blocks with a 320,000 pound skybridge featured on National Geographic’s program “World’s Toughest Fixes.” This incredibly unique structure is positioned with only one anchor pin. The remaining three feet float yet remain fixated by gravity with steel plates on either side to restrict movement while allowing flexibility. Stately positioned, the end walls utilized twelve 54ʹ beams with an 18ʹ arc to skillfully enclose the retail galleries. The heaviest pieces of steel for this project are positioned on the roof with a skylight above a retail entrance on Block 75 and on the end walls of each block.

CityCenter

CityCenter comprises a 67 acre community of luxury towers, retail and entertainment space, convention center, gaming facilities and residential buildings. This is one of the largest sustainable developments in the world and earned six U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED Gold certifications. Two 300 ton Manitowoc 2250 crawler cranes operated simultaneously to position the convention center clear span trusses which measured an astonishing 20ʹ deep by 220ʹ long with an average weight of 208 tons each. Cantilevered trusses support the glass garden wall system with no bearing on the ground. Two complex radius porte-cochères adorn the entrances. Due to SME Steel’s diligence and expertise, this massive six-year project was completed on time.

McCarran International Airport

SME Steel embraced the challenge of McCarran International Airport when no one believed the project could be done and successfully accomplished it in less than four months. The terminal size reaches an astounding 300 feet wide by 2280 feet long and includes one basement floor, two main floors, a low roof and a high roof. 60-80 truckloads of steel were delivered each week as four cranes continuously and collaboratively organized efforts. The complicated design required thousands of individual details comprising unique shapes. Large trusses (100ʹ long x 6ʹ deep) were fabricated to accommodate four major and four minor skylights. The AESS provides the crowning touch, showcasing skill and craftsmanship.

West Jordan Rotary Club/SME Steel Field of Dreams

After viewing the plight of the West Jordan Rotary Club and their inability to fully fund a baseball park for disabled children, SME Steel quietly stepped in and wrote a check for the difference. In gratitude for this gift, the park was named “SME Steel Field of Dreams.”