In addition to being key structural elements of the building, they are also the focal point of the architectural design.
This provided many challenges that had to be overcome during the course of construction.
The complexity of the concrete work lies within the limits of construction, project extents, and the sheer quantity of concrete placed in such a short amount of time.
The Tunnel spans the length of 13 streets, over 5,200 feet, intersecting electrical lines, water and sewer, and various other abandoned utilities.
In order to support the schedule over such a large project area, Clark Concrete utilized two or three pump trucks simultaneously nearly every day of the project.
Additionally, in order to build this project the team needed a formwork system that allowed for a two-day pour cycle.
As a result, several of the buildings topped out within weeks of each other.
This posed a very difficult situation with many trades, especially Miller & Long DC.
Miller & Long creatively handled a complex job (none of the 37 stories has the exact same floorplan) within a rigorous schedule.In the end, they created an innovative, unprecedented concrete design.Project Name: Reston Station Office Building 1, Reston, VA Architect: JAHN Engineer: Thornton Tomasetti General Contractor: DAVIS Construction The concrete tree columns and exoskeleton columns at Reston Station are geometrically complex as well as aesthetically challenging.The original plan would have allowed workers to flow from building to building in a domino effect.Instead there was an influx of workers all at once.Clark Concrete's engineering team used 3D modeling to cast columns, and to make sure that the column base formwork would slope in the correct direction and angle before the steel forms were sent into fabrication.Faced with a difficult process, the team worked to meet the expectations of the owner, the architect, and the structural engineer.In the past, my research focused on social and collaborative web search.I have also studied other classes of collaboration technologies, including gesture systems and tabletop computing systems.Watch our expert-taught Photoshop tutorials and learn image editing, retouching, and color correcting for all skill levels.Find out how to use Photoshop shapes and layers, how to retouch photos, and more.