SME Steel began fabrication in June and steel erection in July. Impressively, SME Steel kept four cranes erecting continuously and was able to finish steel erection ahead of schedule. Due to SME Steel's expertise, the structural steel portion of this project was completed within budget and ahead of schedule.
The Provo City Center Temple, weighing in at 7 million pounds, was raised onto 40-foot-high steel stilts to allow excavation underneath. Three interior levels were fabricated and erected including four corner spiral steel staircases designed to mimic the original wooden staircases. The roof was designed to replicate the original roof including the center tower, measuring 160 feet from the ground.
SME Steel completed the steel package of this project with more than 30,000 field hours and a flawless safety record. Adding to the complexity, this project was erected utilizing two cranes over an operational subway tunnel, University campus facilities, and the Metropolitan Transit System. Due to SME Steel's skill and craftsmanship, this project schedule was impressively completed in roughly half the expected time frame.
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.
The San Diego Public Library Dome is comprised of steel sails with thousands of steel connection points to support the aluminum panel covering, which is perforated with thousands of light points allowing light to illuminate the space below.
The Peterson Hall of Science is a specialized research and science facility comprised of six lecture halls, classrooms, research laboratories, office space, storage, animal holding space, vivarium, and a science learning center for k-12 outreach.
Disney Cars Land is comprised of a complex mountain range together with a racers building. Due to the complicated detailing, this project was design build utilizing 100% Building Information Modeling (BIM) capabilities. SME Steel assisted with a detailer on site to collaborate a smooth erection process.
The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission Headquarters is a LEED Platinum design comprised of a 14-story concrete structure with four stories of structural steel topping off the building. The unique highlight of this building is the 12-story structural steel wind turbine tower attached to the north side exterior of the structure helping to create the greenest urban building in the United States.
EBay Topaz Data Center in South Jordan, Utah was designed and built with a focus on reducing its environmental impact while being concurrently maintainable as well as fault tolerant. SME Steel began the structural steel erection on the promised date coupled with approximately $1 Million in savings due to the collaborative design.
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.
SME Steel was able to maintain the original schedule despite the necessary reconfiguring of the pre-fabricated steel on site due to the design changes as well as fabricating additional steel; thus, saving the owner time and money.
The Workers Compensation Fund Office Building was awarded the 2010 Bronze Best of Awards Outstanding Office Project by Mountain States Construction magazine. SME Steel Contractors fabricated and erected 1,700 tons of structural steel to create this singular six-story building and incorporated the ability to withstand high seismic activity.
Due to SME Steel’s experience and expert reputation, we were invited to assist the design phase to streamline the steel process which allowed us to maintain the tight temperature tolerance control necessary for the trusses to fit perfectly.
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. Due to SME Steel’s diligence and expertise, this massive project was completed on time.
Rolled tube steel and channel were incorporated to compose the entrance canopy and 96 CoreBrace™ buckling restrained braces were incorporated due to the high seismic region. Through SME Steel's expertise, this project was completed two months ahead of schedule.
The City College of San Francisco Joint-Use Facility is comprised of a three-story building featuring classrooms, specialized laboratories, student development facilities, study space, and offices. The structure supports a green roof, central atrium, and skylight system for sustainability and reduced energy needs. This project was completed on budget and ahead of schedule.
The intricate steel structure of the new SME Steel Corporate Headquarters showcases SME Steel’s status as one of the largest steel fabrication and erection firms in the western U.S. Steel columns are expressed on the outside, exposed by an 18-in shaft of glass. The interiors feature column-to-beam connections, exposed finished steel and stained concrete floors. Buckling restrained brace seismic frames were exposed to showcase SME Steel’s patented CoreBrace product—a BRBF system.
California Academy of Sciences utilizes rolled beams supporting the replication of the seven hills of San Francisco which house the living roof structure. Each hill of the steel canopy accommodates one major feature within the building, is entirely framed with structural steel. The complex design and detailing highlight the skill and craftsmanship that define SME Steel.
CoreBrace™ buckling restrained braces were incorporated to protect the building and its contents against high seismic activity. The clock tower majestically stands at an incredible 196ʹ and complements the structure. SME expertise allowed this project to be completed on time and under budget.
Due to SME experience and expertise, the IHC Medical Office Building was erected in an incredible 25 crane days with zero change orders to the contractor. This is a fast track project highlighting the skill and craftsmanship of SME.
Intermountain Medical Center is a high-tech complex project consisting of six buildings, two of which are connected. Due to the high seismic region, 646 CoreBrace™ buckling restrained braces were incorporated to protect this variegated hospital campus. With its extensive history of fabricating and erecting complicated structures, SME Steel was able to complete this project in record time.
The Marriott Library, located on the Wasatch fault, was renovated utilizing 128 buckling restrained braces to improve the seismic stability of the structure to withstand a 7.2 magnitude earthquake. Impressively, the library remained open and uninterrupted during the project and was completed in record time.
The Wynn Resort expanded to include an additional showroom and Le Rêve Theater which supports a one million gallon water-stage. Typical to Las Vegas, there was an accelerated schedule which SME Steel performs well under.
St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center was constructed between two existing buildings and swallowed a working skybridge. This conventional braced structure was built in a horseshoe shape to allow continued access to the skybridge during construction.
SME Steel expertly crafted the steel to connect with concrete sheer walls as well as the glass wall design which required flawless AESS beams and fabricated and erected a skybridge connecting the new structure to the existing full-functioning cancer hospital without any interruption of patient services.
Oregon Health and Science University Peter O. Kohler Pavilion was constructed on and attached to the side of a rock cliff dropping six stories on one side and creating a ground level entrance on the other. The structural design utilized a double moment frame with cruciform columns and was built in an extremely congested area requiring construction to take place inside the footprint of the building.
More than one hundred cruciform CoreBrace™ Buckling Restrained Braces (BRBs) were incorporated due to the high seismic area. Additionally, SME Steel fabricated and erected a unique 40ʹ roof screen. Thanks to SME Steel's expertise, this project was completed under budget and ahead of schedule.
To build a 4000-plus seat theater featuring one of the world’s top vocal performers, Celine Dion, is no small task. Steel is the only system with the strength and flexibility to provide the required wide-open space while maintaining unobstructed views for every seat.
SME Steel meticulously fabricated AESS rolled tube steel composing the interior tree columns and branches. The cylinder tower pieces were shop assembled and transported via oversized loads in only eight separate panels forming the circle while limiting the number of field weld connections.
San Francisco Giants AT&T Park is a thirteen-acre site featuring a state-of-the-art stadium with 41,000 seats including 68 luxury suites. SME Steel provided value engineering to the design team which resulted in significant cost and time savings to the owner.