SME Steel Project Portfolio


San Francisco Public Utilities Commission Headquarters

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.


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.


Workers Compensation Fund Office Building

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.



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.


Zions Bank

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.


City College of San Francisco Joint-Use Facility

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.


SME Steel Corporate Headquarters

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

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.


Intermountain Medical Center

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.


OHSU Peter O. Kohler Pavilion

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.