McClure Project Recognized by Association of Licensed Architects

by | Nov 18, 2022 | Awards, News, Structural

November 18, 2022Each year the Association of Licensed Architects (ALA) recognizes projects portraying the power of design. This year, McClure was part of the team awarded a 2022 ALA Award in the Multi-Family Housing category for the Rauner Family Veteran Studios project. This project is a 5-story Cold-Formed Steel building in Chicago, Illinois.

“This projects utilized USG’s structo-crete floor decking,” said Marcus Himmelberg, Structural Project Manager at McClure. “The decking system was not installed per the testing provided and the contract documents required for the diaphragm capacity of the structure. Our team performed additional calculations and testing was performed by PEI [Progressive Engineering Inc.] to show the areas of installation were acceptable and fixes were developed to make the building meet code without significant reconstruction.”

McClure provided “above and beyond services” throughout construction to help contractors understand the construction drawings and properly install the CFS components. McClure was vital in keeping the project safe and on track without setbacks throughout construction.

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