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Robert's Projects at Architectural Engineering Firms

  1. 1. Robert’s Project’satArchitectural - Engineering Firms
  2. 2. Robert’s Projects atArchitectural Engineering Firms
  3. 3. Educational Facilities K-12
  4. 4. NSA Southgate Community SchoolsArchitects EngineersPlanners Bond ProgramNSA was the architecturalengineering firm selected bySouthgate Community Schoolsfor their bond program toupgrade their facilities. NSAprovided all architectural andengineering design services.This bond program includedadditions and renovations tothe school district’selementary, middle, and highschools. Additions consisted ofmulti-purpose rooms, sciencewings, media centers, etc.
  5. 5. NSA Southgate Community SchoolsArchitects EngineersPlanners Davidson Middle School – Media Center AdditionThis photograph is of theDavidson middle schoolclassroom and media centeraddition.Structural systems utilizedwere 8 inch load bearingconcrete masonry walls and barjoist roof framing. The bar joistroof framing had to supportmultiple roof mountedmechanical units. K seriesjoists were utilized in theselocations due to the uncertainlocations of the mechanicalunits.
  6. 6. Southgate Community SchoolsDavidson Middle School – Media Center Addition
  7. 7. NSA Southgate Community SchoolsArchitects EngineersPlanners Elementary School – Multipurpose Room AdditionThis photograph illustrated oneof several additions to multipleelementary schools in theschool district.Typically the structural systemsused were load bearingconcrete masonry walls withsteel bar joist roof framing.The roof joists utilized constantshear joists in areas where rooftop mechanical equipmentwere going to be supported.
  8. 8. NSA Ypsilanti School DistrictArchitects EngineersPlanners Elementary School – Multipurpose Room AdditionAnother elementary schooladdition.
  9. 9. Ypsilanti School DistrictElementary School – Multipurpose Room Addition
  10. 10. NSA Ypsilanti School DistrictArchitects EngineersPlanners Elementary School – Multipurpose Room AdditionNSA was selected to provide allarchitectural and engineeringdesign services for the city ofYpsilanti’s school bondprogram.Additions and renovationswere completed at multipleelementary, middle school, andhigh school locations.Additions consisted of multi-purpose rooms, media centers,music rooms, etc.
  11. 11. Ypsilanti School DistrictErickson Elementary School – Multi-Purpose Room Addition
  12. 12. Ypsilanti School District – Bond ProgramGeorge Elementary School – Multipurpose Room Addition
  13. 13. Southgate Community Schools – Bond ProgramDavidson Middle School – Entrance Renovation & Elevator Addition
  14. 14. Educational Facilities University Level
  15. 15. Michigan State UniversityBEI Associates, Inc.Architects Engineers Anthony Hall Agriculture Program Addition & RenovationThis project was a $43 milliondollar addition and renovationof Michigan State University’sAnthony Hall. The programincluded this 200,000 squarefoot addition and majorrenovations to Anthony Halland the adjacent Diary Plant.The three story additionutilized a reinforced concretestructural system with one waypan joists as the floor system.The addition containedfreezers and coolers to storefreshly slaughtered meat andpoultry products, anauditorium, and offices forgraduate students in the animalagriculture program.Additionally, a second flooraddition was built on to theexisting dairy plant.
  16. 16. Industrial / Manufacturing Facilities
  17. 17. NSA Trotwood Distribution CenterArchitects EngineersPlanners Dayton, OhioThis project was a 380,000square foot warehouse locatedin Trotwood, Ohio.NSA teamed up with designbuild partner Oliver HatcherConstruction for this project.NSA provided full architecturaland structural engineeringdesign services with OliverHatcher performing theconstruction.Structural systems used weretilt-up load bearing precastconcrete wall panels with steeljoist and joist girders for theroof framing. Steel hollowstructural sections (tubes) wereused for the columns.The roofing system was anEPDM membrane with gravelballast.
  18. 18. NSA Ford Motor CompanyArchitects EngineersPlanners Allen Park Test LaboratoryThis project was a renovationof an existing building toupgrade the ventilationsystems for a dynamometer Existing Building Beyondlaboratory.NSA was selected byDiclemente Siegel Design, the Walk Inprime mechanical Monorail Airhouseconsultant, to providearchitectural and structuralengineering services for theproject. Steel GrillageThe project consisted ofbuilding multiple steel grillageson the roof to support newwalk-in air houses thatprovided ventilation to thedynamometer test cells locatedbelow in the existing building.
  19. 19. NSA GEMA – Global Engine Manufacturing AllianceArchitects Engineers Dundee, MichiganPlanners Photographer UnknownThis project was a 950,000square foot, greenfieldsite, engine manufacturingfacility for DaimlerChrysler inDundee, Michigan. The projectwas a joint venture betweenChrysler, Mitsubishi, andHyundai to build 4-cylinerengines for their products.The project included close to amillion square feet inmanufacturing space, aseparate fire pump house withwater storage tank, energycenter, and utility trestle to themain plant.This project also included anadministration and employeerelations building attached tothe plant. NSA provided allarchitectural and engineeringdesign services.
  20. 20. GEMA – Global Engine Manufacturing Alliance Dundee, Michigan Photographer Unknown
  21. 21. GEMA – Global Engine Manufacturing Alliance Dundee, Michigan Photographer Unknown
  22. 22. Senior Retirement Living Communities
  23. 23. NSAArchitects Engineers Fox Run - Senior Retirement Living CommunityPlannersFox Run is a premier senior Pedestrian Bridge No. 2retirement living communityin Novi, Michigan.NSA was selected byErickson RetirementCommunities to be thecampus architect engineer.The campus is divided upinto three neighborhoodswith a community buildingand multiple residentialbuildings in eachneighborhood. All of thebuildings are connectedtogether with eitherenclosed links, bridges, ortunnels. A central boilerroom is located in thecommunity buildings and Bridge No. 1the mechanical andelectrical utilities are routedto the residential buildingthrough the various links and General Site Planbridges.
  24. 24. NSA Fox Run VillageArchitects Engineers Senior Retirement Living CommunityPlannersThis photograph shows atypical six story steel framedresidential building on thissenior retirement campus.The floor framing systemconsisted of composite steelbar joists and joist girders withrolled wide flange columnshapes. The open joist systemwas used due to the low floorto floor heights and alloweddistribution of the MEPsystems to various locationswithin the floor plans.The lowest level floor plan hadwalk out apartment units onone side and maintenanceareas on the other side of thecorridor. This required the useof a concrete retaining wall ontwo sides of the buildingfootprint.
  25. 25. NSA Fox Run VillageArchitects Engineers Senior Retirement Living CommunityPlannersThis photograph shows howthe grade steps down one storyat the corner of this building.The building is six stories on thelow side of grade and fivestories on the high side ofgrade.Note the bay windows on theright hand side of thephotograph.
  26. 26. NSAArchitects Engineers Fox Run Campus – Community Building No. 1Planners Photographer - UnknownFront elevation view ofcommunity building No. 1showing the Porte Cochereover the drive way.The community building is atwo story steel framedstructure with composite joistsand joist girders for the floorsystem. The roof framingconsists of steel beams andgirders supporting pre-engineered wood trusses attwo feet on center.A portion of the second floorframing was designed for a 75pound per square foot processhanging load to carry pipingand equipment in the boilerroom below this area.
  27. 27. Residential Building Five Story Residential Building CommunityRB-2.2 Link RB-2.1 – Six Stories Building-CB-2.0 Pedestrian Bridge
  28. 28. NSA Fox Run – Community Building No.1Architects Engineers Photographer UnknownPlannersThis is the main entrance toCommunity Building No. 1 inNeighborhood No. 1.The boiler room and mainmechanical room for all of thefive residential buildings inneighborhood number one is inthis building. The MEP utilitiesfeed out to the variousresidential building through aseries of enclosed links,bridges, or tunnels.This two story building isframed with rolled structuralsteel sections and compositesteel joist members. Open webcomposite joists were selectedto provide easy routing ofmechanical and electricalutilities throughout thebuilding.
  29. 29. NSA Fox Run – Senior Retirement Living CommunityArchitects EngineersPlanners Pedestrian Bridge No. 1This photo shows the firstpedestrian bridge on the FoxRun Campus.The bridge connects thesecond floor of communitybuilding No. 1 to the secondfloor of residential building No.2.The mechanical and electricalutilities from the boiler room incommunity building No. 1 arerouted across this bridge andfeed the rest of the residentialbuildings in neighborhood No.1.Precast concrete, brick cladpiers, support a precastconcrete double tee that spansbetween piers and cantileversten feet to the buildings.
  30. 30. NSA Fox Run – Senior Retirement Living CommunityArchitects EngineersPlanners Pedestrian Bridge No. 2All of the buildings on a campusare linked together by enclosedlinks, bridges, or tunnels.This photograph shows thebridge from CommunityBuilding No. 2 to ResidentialBuilding No. 2.2.This bridge spansapproximately 135 feetbetween buildings and issupported on three precastconcrete piers.Due to the bridge locationcrossing over an existingwetland, the piers aresupported on 5 foot diameterdrilled piers which extend 25feet into the earth to reachsuitable bearing soils.
  31. 31. NSA Fox Run – Senior Retirement Living CommunityArchitects EngineersPlanners Pedestrian Bridge No. 2The photo shows thepedestrian bridge underconstruction.The middle pier is located in awetland area. The foundationsystem used were drilled piersfive feet in diameter andapproximately twenty five feetdeep.The precast concrete, brick cladpiers, support two precastconcrete double tee’s that spanfifty five feet each and thencantilever another ten feet tothe buildings.The MEP utilities are routedfrom the boiler room in thecommunity building across thebridge into the residentialbuildings. Utilities areconcealed below the floorsystem of the bridge.
  32. 32. NSA Fox Run – Senior Retirement Living CommunityArchitects EngineersPlanners Pedestrian Bridge No. 2This photo shows the interiorof the pedestrian bridgelooking down it’s length.The hollow structural section(tube) frames are spacedapproximately 10 feet apartand support a wood glulambeam on each side. The glulambeams support transversetongue and groove woodplanking for the roof structure.The floor framing consists oflight gauge metal joistsspanning between the sides ofthe bridge. The joists support aplywood floor system. There isan approximately 18 inch voidspace below the floor andabove the double tee formechanical and electricalutilities to run from onebuilding to the next.
  33. 33. NSAArchitects Engineers Fox Run - Senior Retirement Living CommunityPlannersThis photograph highlights thehostess station as you enter themain dinning room ofcommunity building No. 2.
  34. 34. NSAArchitects Engineers Fox Run - Senior Retirement Living CommunityPlannersThis photograph shows themain dinning room atCommunity Building No. 2.
  35. 35. NSA Fox Run - Senior Retirement Living CommunityArchitects EngineersPlanners Community Building No. 2 – Dinning RoomPhotograph of dinning area inCommunity Building No. 2.
  36. 36. NSAArchitects Engineers Fox Run - Senior Retirement Living CommunityPlannersThis photograph highlights theexpo kitchen in the maindinning room of communitybuilding No. 2.The expo kitchen is utilized togive various cookingdemonstrations as part of thevarious activities for the seniorresidents.
  37. 37. NSAArchitects Engineers Fox Run - Senior Retirement Living CommunityPlannersThis photograph shows thebistro area of communitybuilding No. 2.The bistro is located adjacentto the living room and provideslight snacks for the residents.
  38. 38. NSAArchitects Engineers Fox Run - Senior Retirement Living CommunityPlannersView of the gas fired fireplacein the living room ofcommunity building No. 2.
  39. 39. NSA Shire of Shelby, Shelby Township, MichiganArchitects EngineersPlanners Proposed Senior Retirement Living CommunityThis project was a three storywood framed senior retirementcommunity in ShelbyTownship, Michigan.The three story residentialwings are connected togetherwith a two story commons areathat provides function commonto all residents.
  40. 40. Governmental Facilities Local / Municipal
  41. 41. NSA City of Southgate, MichiganArchitects EngineersPlanners 28th. District CourthouseThis project was a court houseaddition and police stationrenovation for the City ofSouthgate, Michigan.The structural systems usedwere 12 inch load bearingconcrete masonry walls androlled wide flange shapes forthe second floor. The secondfloor framing was designed fora storage live load of 250pounds per square foot forrecords retention.The roof framing used steel barjoists and metal deck.Non-structural glass block wasused to provide some exteriorlight to penetrate the buildingsinteriors.
  42. 42. NSA City of Southgate, MichiganArchitects EngineersPlanners Southgate Community Ice ArenaThis project was a pre-engineered building addition tohouse a new ice rink adjacentto the existing skating facility.The main entrance shown herewas framed with light rolledwide flange structural steelmembers. This entrance/lobbyarea includes a pro shop andsnack shop for the patrons.The main rigid frames spanapproximately 135 feet over therink area. The lateral thrust atthe base of the rigid framecolumns required a tie beambelow grade. The tie beamrequired 2-#9 bars to carry thetension force from the lateralthrust of the column bases.
  43. 43. NSA City of Novi, MichiganArchitects EngineersPlanners Fire Station No. 4This project was a new fire stationfor the city of Novi, Michigan.The building is divided into threeseparate functional areas.Approximately one third of thebuilding is divided into livingquarters and central dispatch, onethird contains three drive throughapparatus bays, and one thirdhouses training facilities includingconference rooms with a separateentrance.Structural systems utilized on theproject were 8 inch load bearingconcrete masonry walls and lightbar joist roof framing members.Screen walls were used on theroof to hide roof top mechanicalunits.A separate structure was alsobuilt for fire training exercise’s.
  44. 44. NSA City of Novi, MichiganArchitects EngineersPlanners Fire Station No. 4This project was a new fire stationfor the city of Novi, Michigan.The building is divided into threeseparate functional areas.Approximately one third of thebuilding is divided into livingquarters and central dispatch, onethird contains three drive throughapparatus bays, and one thirdhouses training facilities includingconference rooms with a separateentrance.Structural systems utilized on theproject were 8 inch load bearingconcrete masonry walls and lightbar joist roof framing members.Screen walls were used on theroof to hide roof top mechanicalunits.A separate structure was alsobuilt for fire training exercise’s.
  45. 45. NSA City of Novi, MichiganArchitects EngineersPlanners Fire Station No. 4 – Training TowerThis photograph shows thethree story training towerwhich was part of the new firestation.The structural system is an allreinforced concrete frame ofcolumns, beams, and one wayslabs. Concrete beamscantilever out at the secondand third floor levels to pick upan exterior steel stair system.The tower contains a precastconcrete section of pipe forconfined space entry trainingand a steel framed “chop roof”clad with plywood for fireventilation training.
  46. 46. Telecommunication Projects
  47. 47. NSAArchitects Engineers Wireless Phone Company Switching Center AdditionPlannersThis project was a 28,000square foot addition to a majorwireless telecommunicationscompany.This addition was designed tobe structurally independent ofthe existing facility so as to notinduce additional loads into theexisting building. The clientrequired the roof framing to bedesigned for 75 pounds persquare foot over the switchingcenter rooms and 125 poundsper square foot over theemergency battery backuprooms. The facility wasdesigned for seismic designcategory C and as such, all MEPutilities had to be seismicallybraced.
  48. 48. NSA Wireless Phone CompanyArchitects EngineersPlanners Switching Center AdditionThis photograph shows thenine foot cantilevered roof ofthe new addition. The new roofwas several feet higher thanthe existing roof and thereforea portion of the existing barjoist roof framing had to bereinforced for snow driftloading.
  49. 49. NSA Wireless Phone CompanyArchitects EngineersPlanners Switching Center AdditionThis photograph shows thenew columns 9 feet outboardof the existing building. Thiswas necessary in order to getspread footing foundations inwithout disturbing the existingfoundation system. The roofframing then cantilevers backthe 9 feet to the existingbuilding.The blocked out wallpenetrations are for getting theHVAC duct system into the newaddition. All the penetrationswere reinforced above theopening with a steel lintel.
  50. 50. Health Care Facilities
  51. 51. Smith, Hinchman & Evans U.S. Army HospitalGrylls Associates, Inc. Fort Carson, ColoradoThis project was a $93 milliondollar replacement hospital forthe U.S. Army Corps ofEngineers located in FortCarson, Colorado.The project consisted of a fivestory patient tower, a centraltwo story commons area, and atwo story administrativebuilding. This project alsoincluded renovations to theexisting powerhouse building.
  52. 52. Smith, Hinchman & Evans U.S. Army Hospital – Fort Carson, COGrylls Associates, Inc.This photograph shows the twostory commons area that linksthe patient tower to theadministrative areas of thehospital.
  53. 53. Smith, Hinchman & Evans U.S. Army Hospital – Fort Carson, COGrylls Associates, Inc.Two story commons area.
  54. 54. Smith Hinchman & Evans U.S. Army Hospital – Fort Carson, COGrylls Associates, Inc.Second floor of the two storycommons area. View lookinginto the medical library.
  55. 55. Smith, Hinchman, & Detroit Medical CenterGrylls Associates, Inc. Harper Professional Office BuildingThis project was a ten storymedical office buildingadjacent to the Detroit MedicalCenter’s Harper Hospital.The project was originallyplanned for eight stories withtwo future floors. Mid waythrough the construction, theowner decided to incorporatethe two future floors includinga mechanical penthouse over aportion of the roof.Structural systems utilizedwere a structural steel framewith composite beams andgirders for the floor framing.Exterior cladding consists ofbrick veneer over concretemasonry unit back upconstruction.
  56. 56. Detroit Medical CenterHarper Professional Office Building
  57. 57. Smith, Hinchman, & Detroit Medical CenterGrylls Associates, Inc. Harper Professional Office BuildingSkylight over the mainentrance to the office building.Hollow structural sections(tubes) were used to supportthe skylight rafters.
  58. 58. Smith Hinchman & Detroit Medical CenterGrylls Associates, Inc. Harper Professional Office BuildingThis photograph shows thepedestrian bridge at the secondfloor level.The office building is on the leftand the main hospital is on theright.The span is approximately 35feet. A 27 inch deep girder wasused to span betweenbuildings. The depth waschosen in order to keepdeflections to a minimum onthe spandrel beams which carrythe brick veneer and concretemasonry back up.
  59. 59. Health Care Facilities
  60. 60. Albert Kahn Henry Ford HospitalAssociates, Inc. West Grand Boulevard EntranceThis project was a main entrancerenovation to Henry FordHospital’s main campus in midtown Detroit.A circular drive was added to helpthe efficiency of patient drop offand a skylight was built to aid inthe identity of the hospital’s mainentrance.Plate girders were used tosupport the skylight whichrequired tight deflectionallowances and a horizontal trusssystem was used in the twotriangular canopies to resolve thehorizontal thrust from theskylight rafters.Granite clad bollards define thecircular drive below the canopiesand also collect exhaust fumesfrom the vehicles. The concretepavement in the drive wayscontains an embedded system ofpiping for snow melting.
  61. 61. Albert Kahn Henry Ford HospitalAssociates, Inc. West Grand Boulevard EntranceThis photograph highlights thecircular drive from the streetand goes below the canopiesand skylight.The grade changes nine feetfrom the street to the patientdrop off area below theskylight.The design of the spandrelbeams around the perimeter ofthe canopies and skylight werecontrolled by deflectionconsiderations as theysupported limestone veneerpanels.
  62. 62. Albert Kahn Henry Ford HospitalAssociates, Inc. West Grand Boulevard EntranceThe skylight spansapproximately 65 feet betweenthe piers.
  63. 63. Albert Kahn Henry Ford HospitalAssociates, Inc. 36 Bed Critical Care Unit AdditionThis project was the addition ofa 36 bed critical care unitaddition on top of an existingfive story hospital building.The roof of the existingbuilding had been prepared foruse as a future floor. Existingcolumns were stubbed upabove the roof line inpreparation for the futurecolumns. 48 foot span baysrequired the use of 3 foot deeptrusses in order to be able toroute MEP utilities.The column shown in the phototo the left of the stair tower didnot extend to grade due to thedrive through below. A plategirder was used at the roof ofthe addition and a hanger wasdropped down to pick up thefloor load at this location.
  64. 64. Albert Kahn Henry Ford HospitalAssociate, Inc. 36 Bed Critical Care Unit Addition
  65. 65. Commercial Buildings
  66. 66. NSA Summit Pointe Office BuildingArchitects EngineersPlanners Class A Office Building – Novi, MichiganThis project was a four storyClass A office building locatedin Novi, Michigan.The structural systems usedwere rolled wide flange shapeswith a composite beam andslab floor system. The roofframing consisted of steel barjoists and wide flange girders.There is one story of belowgrade parking under the entirebuilding foot print.The lobby contains a gas firedfireplace. The lobby iscontained in a two story highopen atrium.
  67. 67. Summit Pointe Office BuildingClass A Office Building – Novi, Michigan
  68. 68. Summit Pointe Office BuildingClass A Office Building – Novi, Michigan
  69. 69. Skilled Nursing Facilities
  70. 70. NSA Ciena Healthcare ManagementArchitects EngineersPlanners Skilled Nursing Care CenterThis project was a two storyskilled nursing care center forCiena HealthcareManagement.The structural systems utilizedwere half high load bearingconcrete masonry exteriorwalls with light gauge metalload bearing stud interiorcorridor walls. The floorsystem was a 3 ½ inch concreteslab on metal deck on openweb steel bar joist framingmembers.
  71. 71. Robert’s Projects atEngineering Construction Firms
  72. 72. Heavy Industrial / Process Facilities
  73. 73. Rust International Hammermill Papers GroupCorporation Selma, AlabamaThis photograph is of a grassroots paper machine buildingfor the Hamermill PapersGroup in Selma, Alabama.Note that all of the structuralsteel is galvanized due to thecorrosive environment of apaper mill. All of the trussmembers were WT shapes inorder to reduce the number oflocations for dust andcorrosives to accumulate.Also note the main house craneat about the mid height of thephotograph. The main functionof this crane is to change outthe granite rolls of the papermachine.The concrete piers in theforeground will support thepaper machine.
  74. 74. Rust International Hammermill Paper GroupCorporation Selma, Alabama Bridge CraneThis photograph is lookingdown on the main operatingfloor. Crane GirderThe concrete columns in theforeground will support thepaper machine.Note the main house bridgecrane at the top of thephotograph.Also note the double planebracing on the columns in thebackground. This was due tothe depth of the column shapesused. These columns were W27shapes and stepped down toW18 shapes above the cranegirder level.
  75. 75. Rust International Hammermill Papers GroupCorporation Selma, AlabamaThis photograph is a viewlooking down the length of thepaper mill.The hole in the operation flooron the lower level is for thepaper machine to fit into. Theblue columns will support thepaper machine.Note the crane girders at aboutthe mid height of thephotograph.There are several levels ofmezzanines on the left side ofthe photograph to supportequipment for the papermaking process.Note that all of the structuralsteel is galvanized due to thecorrosive nature of a paper mill.
  76. 76. Rust International Hammermill Paper GroupCorporation Selma, AlabamaThis photograph shows an endplate moment connection on a36 inch deep girder. W36 End Plate
  77. 77. Rust International Hammermill Paper GroupCorporation Selma, AlabamaThis photograph shows amoment base plate on a largecrane column. Note theleveling screws on the sides ofthe base plate.
  78. 78. Environmental Cleanup Projects
  79. 79. The Fernald Environmental Management ProjectRalph M. Parsons Overall Site View – Pre RemediationCompany Photographer Unknown
  80. 80. Fluor Fernald Environmental Management ProjectFernald Demolition of Production Buildings – Operable Unit 3 Photographer UnknownThe previous photograph is ofthe Fernald EnvironmentalManagement Project. This wasa former uranium enrichmentfacility for the U.S. Departmentof Energy.The Fernald site outside ofCincinnati, Ohio was put on theNational Priority List of majorsuperfund sites in need ofenvironmental remediation.I worked for The Ralph M.Parsons Company for just overone year at this site. I preparedfeasibility studies, technicalreports, and structural designsfor hazardous wasteremediation projects.This photograph shows theexplosive demolition of one ofthe former uranium productionbuildings on site.
  81. 81. Fluor Fernald Environmental Management ProjectFernald Overall Site View – Post Remediation Photographer Unknown
  82. 82. Robert S. Downey, PE, LEED® AP, NCEES 22180 Cape Cod Way Farmington Hills, MI 48336 r-downey@att.net Mobile: 248.687.4711

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