COLUMBIA, Missouri, April 26, 2021 – McClure received Third Place recognition in the 2021 Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI) Design Excellence in the Residential/Hospitality award category.
The award was given to McClure for work on the 100 Kings Highway residential tower in St. Louis, Missouri. Overlooking Forest Park, this 37-story tower features wrap-around glass-paneled windows, a scalloped façade, and a leaf-shaped layout. Residents are connected to views of Forest Park and the Gateway Arch. The exterior walls consist of tilted exterior cold-formed steel framing wall panels with the cold-formed steel framing itself tilting outward at approximately 9 degrees.
“Because of the buildings height and difficulty reaching exterior connections, all attachments were designed so that they could be installed from the interior of the building,” said McClure’s Joshua Garton.
Being in a seismic zone and expecting to experience seismic drift between floors, the walls were engineered to show they could tilt in and out and flexible sheathing could accommodate the required in plane movement preventing the need for costly drift clips.
One Hundred Above the Park offers 540,000 square feet of luxury living with bright open plans, luxurious finishes, floor-to-ceiling windows with corner views in every unit.
Founded in 1956, McClure is celebrating 65 years of making lives better and building relationships for success. McClure brings engineering expertise and a collaborative approach to identify the best strategies and solutions to bring client’s vision to life. McClure’s area of expertise is in guiding its clients on making long-term capital investments in the areas of aviation, bridge, community development, construction observation, development, geotechnical, GIS, landscape architecture, MEP, structural, survey, traffic, transportation, and water. For more information on McClure, visit www.mcclurevision.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.