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Irving Convention Center, Las Colinas Texas, U.S.

Posted in Under Construction by Jimmy Principe on February 18, 2010

Expected completion date: November 2010
Owner: City of Irving/Irving Convention and Visitors Bureau
Owners Project Manager: Beck Group
Architect: RMJM Hillier Architecture
Construction Manager: Austin Commercial
Structural Engineer: Datum Engineers
MEP Engineer: Vanderweil
Civil Engineer: Jacobs Carter Burgess
Operators: SMG Worldwide

AE interests: Complex steel structure as well as pier foundation system.  Some of the spans are in excess of 150 feet.  The main convention floor is spanned by a combination of 3 catenery trusses and one arch truss that are approximately 1 1/2 stories, extending into the partitions walls of the third floor. The concept is a box on top of a box with the upper level rotated approximately 20 degrees.  Additionally, the terrace on the second level over the main entrance is supported by two cantilevered trusses.  The skin of the building is a combination of glass and perforated copper.

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