COLUMBIA, Missouri, June 21, 2022 – McClure received three 2022 Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI) awards.

Virgin Low Rise

McClure received Second Place recognition in the Design Excellence – Creative Detail category for the Virgin Low Rise project. Located in Las Vegas, the once Hard Rock hotel has transformed into a luxury Virgin hotel and casino. The McClure team provided expertise for the decorative bar inside the hotel’s casino. The primary structure is a steel-framed building with bar joists. Interior framing comprises drywall over curved metal suds, approximately 6,000 square feet of curved walls, and ceiling assemblies.

Cold-formed steel (CFS) components included interior walls, openings, and ceilings. Due to the ceiling weights and existing structure limitations, all roof connections were required to attach to the steel bar joists. This resulted in a secondary Unistrut ceiling framing system to create a support network.

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Hub II on Campus

McClure received Third Place recognition in the Design Excellence – Residential/Hospitality category for the Hub II on Campus project. Located in Central Gainesville, Florida, Hub II is a seven-story, 250,000 square foot, multi-use commercial and residential building. Six stories of cold-formed steel (CFS) over a one-story PT concrete podium make up Hub II. The CFS structure is a concrete floor over CFS joists and CFS wall panels, but that is typical. Many design aspects of the CFS make this project unique, but there are some worth highlighting more than others.

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US Olympic and Paralympic Museum

The United States Olympic and Paralympic Museum is a 60,000 square foot museum located in Colorado Springs, Colorado – home of the United States Olympic Training Center. The exterior façade comprises cold-formed metal studs supported from round HSS wind girds that span across multiple floors.

Early coordination with the Engineer of Record (EOR) allowed the backup structure to be moved inboard of the exterior stud framing, allowing for ease of construction and increased tolerance to provide a smooth, accurate façade. The façade is made up of over 9,000 folded anodized diamond shaped aluminum panels.

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About McClure

Founded in 1956, McClure has grown to a firm of over 250 professionals in thirteen offices. With a vision of making lives better, McClure brings engineering expertise and a collaborative approach to identify the best strategies and solutions to bring our 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, environmental, geotechnical, GIS, landscape architecture, MEP, structural, survey, traffic, transportation, wastewater, and water.