Thistle House, Steel Fabrication

This was a unique challenge that required special attention and consideration to detail. The floor plan was designed as a architectural dream around key points of interest to the customer. The structural steel fabrication required to accomplish this dream was by far NOT common to industrial standards. No standard steel fabrication shop wanted to be part of this creation. This required us to take it upon our selves to fabricate each component. Using AutoCAD Advance Steel, numerous phone calls and email, file sharing and links to 3D drawings (such as the one below), we were able to come to an agreement between the Architect and Structural Engineer to how this dream would come to life. All together 52,500 lbs. of steel would be required to create the structure.


Retro-fitted Truss

The purpose of this truss is to provide a 60 foot wide opening to move stainless steel tubing from the forming bay to the finishing bay of the manufacturing plant.

The truss supports three columns of a building and crane way live loads.

Sam Vacek PE designed the construction of the truss and we designed the method of installation.

Sam envisioned in place welding as the primary method of installation.

We designed and built the truss as 100% bolt-up at ground level,  then lifted completed truss to installation height.

This is a typical example of our ability to provide solutions for improving the outcome of non-forgiving scopes of work.