(W)rapper Architectural Progress

A soon to be landmark building in Culver City. Designed by Eric Owen Moss Architects, this building makes a bold statement by having the bones of the building on the outside. Thus creating the uniquely artistic steel outer structure.

Local aquarium acquires part of U2’s ‘The Claw’ stage for new exhibit

The Loveland Living Planet Aquarium is installing a part of rock-and-roll band U2’s tour stage called “The Claw.”

The sculpture will be more than 15 stories tall, which is nearly four times the height of the aquarium. Engineers said putting it together was a massive engineering feat.

Caesars Forum Topping Out

Caesars Entertainment Corporation reached an important milestone yesterday, topping off its new state-of-the-art 550,000 square-foot conference facility, CAESARS FORUM. More than 450 construction workers as well as meetings and conventions customers joined Caesars Entertainment executives for the monumental moment of placing the final steel beam atop the structure.

$551M Moscone Center Expansion unveiled in San Francisco

After seven years and $550 million, San Francisco’s Moscone Center cut the ribbon on its newly remodeled North and South buildings.

Renovation of the Los Angeles Coliseum

The Los Angeles Coliseum Renovation Project at USC will restore one of the most iconic sports and entertainment venues in the world, the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, which was originally built in 1923, the Coliseum is long overdue for a renovation. The estimated $300 million renovation places significant emphasis on creating and improving amenities for all fans to enjoy and is scheduled to be complete for the 2019 season.

LA Stadium & Entertainment District at Hollywood Park | June ’18 Drone Tour

The Los Angeles Stadium at Hollywood Park, LASED for short, is an open-air stadium and entertainment complex district under construction in Inglewood, California, United States. Opening in 2020, the stadium will serve as the home to the Los Angeles Rams and Los Angeles Chargers of the National Football League (NFL). It is also scheduled to host Super Bowl LVI in February 2022 and the College Football Playoff National Championship in January 2023. During the 2028 Summer Olympics, the stadium is expected to host the opening ceremony and soccer. Archery will be held on the grounds outside the stadium.

Chase Center Golden State Warriors 4K Construction Time-Lapse

The Golden State Warriors are in the NBA Finals for the fourth consecutive year and EarthCam is celebrating with its 4K time-lapse movie of progress-to-date for the team’s new Chase Center arena in San Francisco! See progress from February 2017 to June 2018 and be a part of the journey until opening day in 2019 at https://www.chasecenter.com/webcam.

Maria Chumbita receives recognition as a winner of the “30 Women to Watch 2018” Award

CoreBrace is pleased to announce the exciting Utah Business Magazine award of 30 Women to Watch 2018 awarded to Maria Chumbita, Chief Engineer of CoreBrace. Please join us in celebrating and congratulating her on this impressive honor.

111 Main Rises to Skyline Marvel

The 111 Main 26-story office tower in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah, is an engineering marvel and the only one of its kind in the world. The structural engineering reflects an innovative solution to a complex site challenge. The entire structure is suspended from a steel hat truss on top of the building with cantilever levels hanging over an adjacent structure. This unique structure begins with temporary steel on level one and the first main floor of the building is level three. Level two hangs from level three and is unattached to the main structural columns creating a 35′ high lobby. On level five, cantilever levels hang over an adjacent structure and rises 19 levels to the top of the building. Cables and an intricate jacking system comprising the support for the building during construction and were removed once the hat truss was engaged.

Flyover of SME Steel’s West Jordan facility (1 of 2)

Aerial flyover of SME Steel Contractors facility in West Jordan, Utah, which supports 100 acres of structural steel and 400,000 square feet of facilities producing an impressive output of 2,000 tons/week and 50,000 tons/year (20,000 shop hours/week).

Flyover of SME Steel’s West Jordan facility (2 of 2)

Aerial flyover of SME Steel Contractors facility in West Jordan, Utah, which supports 100 acres of structural steel and 400,000 square feet of facilities producing an impressive output of 2,000 tons/week and 50,000 tons/year (20,000 shop hours/week).

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OCPC Campus

OCPC Campus, including an interior fly through of the B1 ground level lobby and partial plaza level.

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.

Timelapse of Eccles Theater Construction

Timelapse video of the construction of the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Theater in Salt Lake City, Utah. 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.

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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.

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.

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“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.

SME Steel’s 20th Anniversary

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

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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 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.”