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Case Studies

The case studies will focus on the applications of cold-formed steel framed systems in mid-rise construction.  Each case study will include photographs and background information about the features and benefits of the assemblies used.

CASE STUDY: ARCHITECTURAL FREEDOM, LESS MATERIAL, GREATER SPEED
CITY GREEN  - MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN

PROJECT
Use:  Condominiums, apartments, commercial space
Size:  3 buildings, 135 units, 1.2 acres
Total construction cost:  $45 million
Construction time:  1-2 weeks per story above the PCC
Completion date:  2007

PEOPLE
Owner:  New Land Enterprises
Architect:  Workshop Architects
Structural Engineer:  Matsen Ford Design Associates

STEEL
Pre-fabricated cold-formed steel studs, joists and rim track
43-97 mils
Approximately 690 tons of coldformed steel (not including rebar and hot-rolled steel)

 

CASE STUDY: STRENGTH TAKES SUSTAINABLE BUILDING TO A NEW LEVEL
CONVENT HILL - MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN

Case Study - STRENGTH TAKES SUSTAINABLE BUILDING TO A NEW LEVEL - CONVENT HILL - MILWAUKEE, WISCONSINPROJECT
Use:  Senior apartments, street-level retail
Size:  10 stories, 120 units
Total construction cost:  $9.9 million
Start Date:  June 2006
Completion date:  January 2008
Recognition:  2008 Milwaukee Mayor's Urban Design Award


 

PEOPLE
Developer:  Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee
Architect:  Zimmerman Architectural Studios
General Contractor:  Gilbane Building Company
Structural Engineers:  Norris & Associates, Matsen / Ford Design Associates
Cold-Formed Framing Contractor:  Worthington Building Systems

STEEL
Pre-fabricated cold-formed steel studs, joists and rim track
43-68 mils (interior), 43-68 mils (exterior), 97 mils joists at longer spans

 

 


 

CASE STUDY: BUILT QUICKLY, BUILT SAFELY, BUILT TO LAST

EXAMPLA SAINT JOSEPH REPLACEMENT HOSPITAL - DENVER, COLORADO

Case Study - STRENGTH TAKES SUSTAINABLE BUILDING TO A NEW LEVEL - CONVENT HILL - MILWAUKEE, WISCONSINPROJECT
Use: Hospital
Size: 8 stories, 830,000 sf, 348 Patient Rooms, 21 Operating Rooms, 40 Emergency Rooms
Total cost: $400 million
Opening Date: December 2014
Project Budget: $623 million


PEOPLE
Owner:  Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation, Denver, CO
Architect:  ESJH Design Team, H+L/Davis Joint Venture
General Contractor:  Mortenson Construction, Denver, CO
Framing Subcontractor:  South Valley Drywall, Littleton, CO
Cold-Formed Framing Contractor:  South Valley Drywall, Littleton, CO

STEEL
Pre-fabricated, cold-formed steel panels

 

 

 

 

CASE STUDY: STRENGTH AND CREATIVE FREEDOM IN A HYBRID STEEL STRUCTURE

COURTHOUSE SQUARE CONDO BUILDING TWO – WHEATON, IL

Case Study - STRENGTH TAKES SUSTAINABLE BUILDING TO A NEW LEVEL - CONVENT HILL - MILWAUKEE, WISCONSINPROJECT
Use: Luxury Condominiums
Size:  6 Stories over 2 Stories, 50 Residential Units
Opening: 2008

 

PEOPLE
Owner:  Focus Development, Northfield, IL
Architect:  Antunovich Associates, Chicago, IL
Structural Engineer:  Matsen Ford Design Associates, Waukesha, WI
Cold-Formed Framing Contractor:  RG Construction Services, Elmhurst, IL

 

 

STEEL

Load-Bearing cold-formed steel framing over 2-level precast concrete and steel parking garage

 

 

 

CASE STUDY: STRUCTURALLY SOUND, RELATIVELY INEXPENSIVE CURVED WALLS

WOODSTOCK BAPTIST CHURCH – WOODSTOCK, GA

Case Study - STRENGTH TAKES SUSTAINABLE BUILDING TO A NEW LEVEL - CONVENT HILL - MILWAUKEE, WISCONSINPROJECT
Use: Religious Structure
Size: 300-foot dome, cupola and 30-foot cross weighing more than 50 tons
Project Budget: $70 million



PEOPLE
Owner:  Woodstock Baptist Church, Woodstock, GA
Architect:  Niles Bolton Associates, Atlanta, GA
General Contractor:  Brasfield & Gorie, Atlanta, GA
Structural Engineer: Al Lagerstrom & Associates, Atlanta, GA 
Cold-Formed Framing Contractor:  Starzer Brady Fagan Associates, Inc., Atlanta, GA


STEEL

Pre-fabricated, cold-formed steel studs, joists and rim track

 

 

 

 

CASE STUDY: A QUALITY HOTEL BUILT FOR LESS

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS – HEARNE, TX

Case Study - STRENGTH TAKES SUSTAINABLE BUILDING TO A NEW LEVEL - CONVENT HILL - MILWAUKEE, WISCONSINPROJECT
Use: Hotel
Size: 37,045 square feet, 64 guest rooms, 3 stories
Completion Date: 2008




PEOPLE
Owner:  Hearne Hospitality
Architect:  Abacus Engineering
Steel Fabricator: Nucor Building Systems
 


STEEL

Pre-fabricated, cold-formed steel studs, joists and rim track