NASCC 2017

Night School


OSU Residence Hall Expands Quickly Using Staggered Truss Framing System

Free breakfast seminar and site tour on July 15 with members from the design and construction team

(Chicago, IL) - Architects, engineers, contractors, and other construction professionals are invited to attend a free breakfast seminar and site tour of the construction underway at The Ohio State University South High-Rise Residence Halls in Columbus. Co-sponsored by the American Institute of Steel Construction, the International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers and the Ironworker Management Progressive Action Cooperative Trust (I.M.P.A.C.T.), this free educational program on July 15 features presentations by members of the design and construction team who will discuss the project’s structural steel staggered truss framing system, proven to be a fast and economical building solution. Those interested in attending this free event can register on AISC’s website at www.aisc.org/OSU by July 8.

The OSU South High-Rise Residence Halls project features two 11-story structural steel frame additions, one of which is currently under construction. The two building additions will connect two existing residence halls thereby creating two buildings from four. During the breakfast seminar, members of the project team will talk about the project’s structural steel staggered truss framing system and how it works in harmony with hollow-core precast concrete floor planks, allowing for low floor-to-floor heights and column-free space for design freedom. They will also explain how the system reduces foundation costs, lowers seismic loads, and minimizes all weather construction schedules.

Here’s a look at the program’s schedule:

7:00 a.m. – Registration & Continental Breakfast (The Blackwell, 2110 Tuttle Park Place, Columbus, Ohio 43210)
8:00 a.m. – Presentation (The Blackwell)
9:15 a.m. – Free shuttle transport to construction site
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. – Construction Site Tour (11th Ave, between Highland and Hunter)
Shuttles will be available to return guests to The Blackwell at the conclusion of the tour.

Presenters from the project team include:
Stephen Metz, P.E., LEED AP, Shelley Metz Baumann Hawk
Tom Matheny, AIA LEED AP, Schooley Caldwell Associates
Greg Palmer, Smoot Construction
The steel construction team - Marysville Steel and Columbus Steel Erectors

The OSU South High-Rise Resident Halls project will be completed in two general phases: Phase I) Park-Stradley reopening in August 2012 and Phase II) Steeb-Smith and Siebert will reopen in August of 2013. When these communities reopen, they will have a total of 380 new spaces for residents. Steel erection began in the middle of June and is expected to be completed by late July/early August.

For more information and to register for the OSU South High-Rise Resident Halls breakfast seminar and site tour program, visit AISC’s website at www.aisc.org/OSU. Photos and presentations will be available on the webpage after the event. For questions please contact Monica Shripka, AISC Upper Midwest Regional Engineer, at 312.804.3634 or [email protected].


For more information contact:

Tasha Weiss
Communications Department
(312) 670-5439
[email protected]


American Institute of Steel Construction
The American Institute of Steel Construction, headquartered in Chicago, is a not-for-profit technical institute and trade association established in 1921 to serve the structural steel design community and construction industry. AISC’s mission is to make structural steel the material of choice by being the leader in structural steel-related technical and market-building activities, including: specification and code development, research, education, technical assistance, quality certification, standardization, and market development. AISC has a long tradition of service to the steel construction industry of providing timely and reliable information. 

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