Structural Engineering

VYOM Designs Unique Office Building in Western India

A rendering of K10 Grand in Vadodara, Gujarat, India. Photo: Vyom Consultants STAAD Helped Create Cost-efficient, Optimized Design Set to Withstand Structural Tensions Designing an Innovative Office Space Situated in the prime location of Sarabhai, K10 Grand is a pioneer office building that is defining new standards of commercial spaces in Vadodara, Gujarat, India. The area has seen rapid growth of commercial buildings due to its closeness to the local airport and train station. K10 retained VYOM as the structural consultant on the project and tasked them to design a building that meets and exceeds the highest expectations of Vadodara’s business elite. VYOM was founded in 2011, starting with mostly residential and commercial projects. Now, the organization offers expertise in structural solutions, architectural and preconstruction services, and project and site management. Since their inception, VYOM has worked on projects in …

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3 Structural Engineering Projects by raSmith Receive Design Excellence Awards

Projects in Nashville, Tennessee, and Chicago win top honors for outstanding cold-formed steel engineering designs BROOKFIELD, Wis. — Three projects completed by raSmith’s structural engineers were awarded Design Excellence Awards from the Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI) during the professional association’s recent expo held in Chicago. The Rose Hotel Chicago O’Hare (Rosemont, Illinois) and Dream Nashville Hotel (Tennessee) received first and second place awards, respectively, in the residential/hospitality category. The Rose Hotel Chicago O’Hare comprises four stories of load-bearing cold-formed steel framing supporting long-span deck floor slabs over a steel post and beam and composite-slab podium level. The upper load-bearing stories were panelized, with panel drawings by raSmith, and coordinated with the deck layouts. Dramatically sloping end walls are the hotel’s most prominent and unique design feature. raSmith’s Pat Hainault, structural engineer, led these design efforts, as well as solved the challenging method needed to …

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