With a new project on the horizon for Canada’s largest telecom, local structural engineering firm, Glotman-Simpson had an idea: The use of long-span composite steel decking could be ideal for such a large-scale project, contributing to an open, column-free design. So, they brought the idea to the attention of the architecture firm, Henriquez Partners.
Soon, a number of structural challenges became clear.
An open floor plan, controlled acoustics and floor vibration were significant obstacles. Another consideration was to maximize floor-to-ceiling height, while accounting for mechanical and electrical distribution.