American Stores Headquarters

Salt Lake City, Utah

Project Description

A unique structural glass enclosure was used for the pedestrian bridge linking office tower to parking garage; Pilkington Planar fittings were used to attach 1/2" thick face plates and 3/4" thick laminated roof plates to tempered glass fins. Moment connections were used to assemble the glass fins into rigid frames that are suspended from the curved structural steel tubes. This project included the first elevated pedestrian bridge in Salt Lake City with canted glass side walls and a segemented glass roof.

Scope of Services

CDC was the single-source, full building envelope Consultant to HKS Architects for this significant new high-rise corporate headquarter development in Salt Lake City, Utah. During Design and Development and Construction Documents phases, CDC performed drawing technical review, detail development and performance-based specification editing for the building facade. During Construction Administration phase, CDC witnessed installation and testing of a full scale performance mock up, reviewed Contractor submissions including shop drawings, structural calculaqtions, and technical data, to confirm compliance with project specifications and design goals; perform on-site observation during facade system installation; and provide observation of water penetration testing for facade systems.

CDC Client

HKS, Inc.

Design Architect

HKS, Inc.