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DFW Trade Center 6 - DFW Airport, Texas

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TRC Worldwide Engineering, Inc. provided structural engineering services to the architect for this high bay, 500,000 sq. ft. single story structure. The construction consists of exterior (site cast) concrete "tilt-up" panels , "tube steel" columns (on drilled, straight-shaft piers) with a joist and joist girder roof structure. The typical bay spacing is 52'-0" x 46'-8" with a 60' "speed bay" at the dock doors. The "footprint" of the building is 1250' x 400' and "moment" frames were employed to resist lateral wind loading. TRC was also responsible for the design of the tilt-up concrete panels.

Key Structural Components
7 ¼" thick Concrete Tilt-Up Panels
24" or 36" straight-shaft piers 4' in to bearing strata
6" Slab-on-Grade (w/ #3's at 18 ocew) or 7½" SOG for heavy rack load situations
HSS 16x8x3/8" (steel tube) columns
30" deep joists on 44" or 48" deep (location dependant) joists girders
32'-0" "Clear Height" requirement (w/ alternate to go to 36')
 
Design Team
Planning / Programming: Trammell Crow Co. and Clarion Partners
Architect: GSR/Andrade Architects
Structural Engineer: TRC Worldwide Engineering, Inc.
Contractor: TBD
New Construction: 500,000 GSF
Construction cost: (+/-) $11,000,000
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