Structural Castings for Queen Richmond Centre
This world class development includes both the modernization of an existing historic Toronto building and the construction of a new multi-storey, reinforced concrete office building perched atop three 70-foot-tall architecturally exposed structural steel “delta frames.” Cast Connex Corporation provided design-build services for the unique 35,000-lb cast steel nodes that form the central kernel points of the delta frames. The magnitude of the loading required that the 1-metre-diameter tubular members of the frames, along with the cast steel nodes, be concrete filled for composite strength. The three delta frames are primary elements in the gravity and lateral force resisting systems for the building. Cast Connex is the industry leader in the use of cast steel structural components in the design and construction of building and bridge structures. Their products include pre-engineered connections that simplify the design and enhance the performance of structures. The company also offers design and design-build services for custom cast steel nodes and components.
Guest Speaker: Shannon Hilchie, P.Eng., Engineering and Technical Sales
Engineer Hilchie studied structural engineering at Dalhousie University before moving to Toronto, where she started her career as a structural engineering consultant. After almost 10 years with Blackwell Engineering, three of those as an Associate, Shannon saw great opportunity in joining Cast Connex Corporation. As a Project Manager and ETABS modelling expert with Blackwell, Shannon was able to work on many exciting projects, including the Canadian Peace Plaza, University of Toronto, Varsity Centre for High Performance Sports and the 30 College NCFS Longhouse. Through these projects, she was able to interact with a selection of first-class architects, fabricators and general contractors. She has experience in all building types, but practised structural design with a primary focus on steel structures.
Date: Tuesday 2013 October 08
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Location: S. Walter Stewart Public Library, 170 Memorial Park Drive
Via TTC: From Coxwell Station on Bloor-Danforth subway, take the O’Connor 70, 70A or 70B bus NORTH to the third traffic light (Mortimer), then walk one block north and one block west.
Via Automobile: Limited free parking on north side of library, and on side streets.
Cost: Free. Light Refreshments.