Continuing Education

Building the Smithsonian: The National Museum of African American History and Culture [U3]

Certain projects are inherently more difficult than others based on design, location, access, schedule, weather, or a mix of these items. This session will discuss the fabrication and erection challenges of building the newest Smithsonian Museum on what is described as the "last develop-able piece of property" on the National Mall in Washington, DC. This seminar will break the structure down into into four different components: The History Gallery Roof, The Cruciform, The Cantilevers, and The Porch, and how logistics and erection played a major role.

Intended Audience: Engineers, Fabricators, Erectors, Detailers
Track: Constructability

  • Date: 4/11/2018 - 4/13/2018
  • PDH Credits: 0


David Smith, Project Manager; Vince Bosworth

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