The Corbin Park garage project The project comprised a total of 327 60-foot beams, each weighing 6,039 lbs., and 64 columns ranging from 3,000 to 6,800 lbs. each.
successful completion in a matter of months. The Denver, Colo.-based company mobilized its cranes and two trucks to take on the erection project in Overland Park, Kan., only to discover upon arrival that 678 tons of raw steel had been abandoned on site by the fabricator. The 93,000 sq. ft., three-story parking garage at the Corbin Park Shopping Center was derailed and well behind schedule. The owner, who was beyond distressed by the delay, wanted FSW to grab the architectural and structural drawings and start fabricating. “That just isn’t how we do things,” explained Senior Project Manager Roque Acosta. Fortunately, Flawless Steel Welding provides turnkey fabrication and erection services, with in-house Tekla detailing capability, AISC-certified fabricators, and NCCER-trained erectors. After meeting with the engineer of record and the owner, the FSW team pushed for changes on connections to speed up the erection process. The design went from double welded angles to shear plate bolted connections, which enabled FSW to begin work more quickly. They phased the work
Altering the design from double welded angles to shear plate bolted connections, enabled Flawless Steel Welding to begin work more quickly.
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out on four areas with a total of eight sequences with 3D models and detailed shop and erection drawings. It took five days to get the detail process for the first two sequences (Area 1) completed; this was the most complex location which included the parking garage ramp, and another five days to complete the remainder of the detailing. After the information gathered was put into Tekla EPM project management software, a fabrication package was created and released so production of connection plates could begin. Since every column in the parking structure had a different elevation, it was a challenge to do the fabrication and erection onsite. For maximum efficiency, the FSW team sent in a gridline to detail each
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