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DFW Trade Center 7 - DFW Airport, Texas

DFW Trade Center 7

TRC Worldwide Engineering, Inc. provided structural engineering services to the architect for this high bay, 297,500 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 50'-0" x 46'-0" with a 60' "speed bay" at the dock doors. The "footprint" of the building is 850'-0" x 350'-0" 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 10x10x5/16" (steel tube) columns
30" deep joists on 44" or 48" deep (location dependant) joists girders
32'-0" "Clear Height" requirement
Design Team
Planning / Programming: Trammell Crow Co. and Clarion Partners
Architect: GSR/Andrade Architects
Structural Engineer: TRC Worldwide Engineering, Inc.
Contractor: TBD
New Construction: 297,500 GSF
Construction cost: (+/-) $7,500,000
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