August 1, 2011
This structure is a five and a half story building that is a simulated hotel for urban warfare and law enforcement training at Muscatutk Urban Training Center, Indiana. It was built for the Indiana National Guard by GroupVTI, we performed the structural design. The primary issues with this building were the foundations, at this kind of height it wants to roll over in a wind storm, so massive concrete foundations were required. We originally had the design for 7 stories, but we reconfigured because additional bracing issues appeared at that height that were easily eliminated by widening the building and lowering it one and a half stories.