INNOVATION IN BUILDING
Korda/Nemeth Engineering Inc
Ithaca College Athletics and Events Center
The $52 million Ithaca College Athletics and Events Center features a
130,000-square-foot field house and 35,000-square-foot aquatics pavilion.
Fresh air for the field house will be provided without electricity by utilizing a
180-foot-tall natural ventilation tower—one of the sustainable design features
that may qualify the building for LEED-Gold certification.
The design team separated the field house into two RAM Structural System
models. The design load analysis was supplemented in RAM Advanse to ensure
accurate results. The link between RAM Structural System and RAM Advanse
proved to be valuable when Phase 2 construction of the aquatics pavilion was
moved to Phase 1. The design team revised the mechanical systems for both
facilities to achieve a more efficient layout.
Green Reconstruction of Tuttle Services Headquarters
Lima, Ohio, United States
When an explosion and fire leveled the Tuttle Services Headquarters in Lima,
Ohio, LJB was contracted to deliver a new $2.5 million, 14,000-square-foot
office building with LEED-Silver certification within one year. LJB retrieved
archived MicroStation files from an addition to the original office building to
quickly generate site drawings and determine a design direction.
Files created using a previous generation opened easily in the latest version of
MicroStation, which saved the time and expense of commissioning surveys of
utilities, foundations, boundaries, topography, and other site details. This cut
several weeks off the schedule and saved several thousand dollars in labor.
MicroStation kept the project on schedule with accuracy and efficiency, making
the textbook design-build project possible.