September 18, 2011
Wayne Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons
Client: Georgia Tech/SECO Architectural Products
On this project, we designed the structure to support the architectural panels on the penthouse. This design included the steel supports, the welds, and the anchor bolts.
In the photo on the above, we are looking at the posts used to support the screens around mechanical units on the penthouse. The top had to stay open to allow crane access, and the slab was of limited thickness – worse, it was a post tensioned slab, so we had to be careful with penetrations. We designed post installed anchor bolts and the kickers that you see to allow this to work with the imposed windloads (which were very high due to the height of the building.