A new hotel brings an innovative engineering technique, pioneered by the American Institute of Steel Construction, to Chicago for the first time. Iconic architecture, via Valerio Dewalt Train, to follow. Read all about it, and see how the thing will look when it's finished, and a lot more images. here
Im still not sure what staggered truss means
it means that the full-floor truss skips a column bay on each floor and alternates that floor on the next/previous floor - so in effect there is half of the structure on one floor and the other half on the alternate column line on the next floor.... hope that helps...
how does cost of fireproofing, labor and composite metal deck compare with traditional poured concrete slab ?
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