Walter P Moore structural engineers worked with TAS Concrete on Market Square Tower. Structurally complex portions of the project include the 14’ tall concrete outrigger walls at the top of the tower, the Level 40 pool which cantilevers over the edge of the tower, and the Level 2 pool structure. These complex areas required a high degree of care and precision with formwork and bar placement due to the heavily reinforced areas. TAS carefully installed the reinforcing steel while consulting with Walter P Moore about recommended improvements in some areas to reduce congestion.
The steps taken by TAS, particularly in unconventional areas of the structural frame, helped to ensure that the structural integrity was preserved and that adequate concrete consolidation was achieved. Having TAS on board was a benefit to this project through their proactive involvement in complex areas of the structure, and the ideas they offered throughout the project resulted in a streamlined process with no major issues.
- TAS was awarded the project after the preliminary pricing round and prior to IGMP release – 4 months before the start of construction:
- Mat foundation construction joint eliminated.
- Level 2 Pool Amenity area: The IGMP document set revised the Level 2 Pool Amenity area into a pan slab with a 40” deep joist (a non-standard pan depth) which had 4’-6” of Styrofoam build up above the pan slab. This increased the cost on the project by $165,000.00. TAS proposed to create a pool that hung suspended between beams with flat PT slabs. TAS partnered with the GC and Engineer to provide 2 alternate forming designs while reducing the amount of Styrofoam build up.
NET RESULT OF CHANGES GARNERED A SAVINGS OF APPROXIMATELY $225,000