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Learn All About SpeedCore at NASCC: The Steel Conference

Rainier Square Project (Credit: Magnusson Klemencic Associates)

The times they are a changin'! High-rise construction has the potential to become more cost-effective and time-efficient thanks to the SpeedCore system. SpeedCore is a revolutionary new method of composite structural-steel framing, aiming to replace the common reinforced concrete core in steel office-tower construction. SpeedCore provides several advantages: not only in terms of saving time and money, but also in reduced wall thickness, better flexibility for adaptive re-use and increased blast resistance. A steel-framed building using a SpeedCore system is expected to take 40% less time to build than one using a reinforced concrete core.

AISC has abundant information to get you up to speed with the SpeedCore method. Click here to learn more about how SpeedCore works, how it's different, how it's designed, how it addresses fire and how it's built.

The 2019 NASCC: The Steel Conference, taking place in St. Louis April 3-5, will feature two sessions about how the SpeedCore system was put into practice:

  1. "Lessons from the First SpeedCore Project," where the system's inventor, Ron Klemencic, will discuss its first use: the Seattle's Rainier Square project, which is currently under construction. For an article on this topic, see "Core Solution" in the February 2018 issue of Modern Steel Construction, available here.

  2. "SpeedCore and Composite Plate Shear Walls: Current Research and Developments" which will showcase findings from the latest research in composite plate shear walls and their application to the SpeedCore system.  Keep your eye out for the February 2019 edition of Modern Steel Construction magazine for more on this topic.

To learn more about the conference, click here for the Advance Program (and see page 16 for more information on the SpeedCore sessions).

And click here to register for The Steel Conference.


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