Mid-rise buildings typically default to steel or reinforced concrete structural systems, yet recently, prefabricated, light-gauge metal, load-bearing wall systems are becoming a strong contender in the residential and hospitality markets. With proper planning, these systems can be used in buildings 10+ stories tall. During this presentation, Terrence R. McDonnell, S.E., P.E., P.Eng., SECB, will review the general application of these light-gauge steel stud systems and discuss their fabrication and installation and examines the Sophy Hotel case study. The building is a seven-story, ninety-five guest room luxury boutique hotel. Structural systems are comprised of pre-fabricated light-gauge steel stud bearing walls mixed with structural steel to accommodate building column transfers, cantilevered floors, setbacks, and projecting sign elements.
Wednesday November 24, 2021 @ 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT