LJB and Sunshine Structures worked on the design-build contract to provide
structural design and shell construction for Mosaic’s new Florida Operations
Center. Sunshine provided all cast-in-place concrete, steel-reinforced tilt-walls,
and structural steel systems for this four-story, 113,600-square-foot office
building. Design goals were to create a high-performing, sustainable facility
that reflects Mosaic’s brand and culture cost effectively.
LJB’s structural engineers used RAM Steel to create the 3D model of the
structural design. This allowed designers to easily import the model into
Bentley Structural then extract the model into 2D drawing plans and details,
which ensured drawing accuracy and quality. This streamlined the design
process and saved time. The ability to quickly create the required AutoCAD files
from MicroStation also helped the team meet client requirements.
Bellevue College Health Sciences Building
Bellevue, Washington, United States
The state of Washington’s largest community college has ambitious plans for
its health sciences program. A $32 million capital investment is planned for a
new 70,000-square-foot building located on the main campus that will house
classrooms, skills labs, and nursing programs. As project designers, LMN
Architects incorporated energy efficiency by using geothermal wells, earth
tubes, and natural ventilation.
LMN used Bentley Tas Simulator to model airflow and temperatures in
buildings. The software’s iterative design workflow allowed the team to
create numerous sketch simulations in a matter of hours versus days. The
visualizations quickly demonstrated where and how the different systems were
mixing and interacting. The entire project was modeled in Bentley Architecture,
providing quick model options, extraction drawings, and visualizations.