New Video Shows Mock-up Installation of San Jose SpeedCore Building


Level 10 Construction released a new video showing the mock-up installation of 200 Park Ave. in downtown San Jose, Calif. 

This 19-story office building, which will stand as the tallest building in San Jose, is the first in California to use SpeedCore, a system designed to cut down on construction time by erecting sandwiched panels of steel plates that are subsequently filled with concrete.

200 Park Avenue Mock-Up Installation from Level 10 Construction on Vimeo.

200 Park Ave. is only the second high-rise to use SpeedCore; the first was Rainier Square Tower in Seattle, a 58-story skyscraper that took only 10 months to build. 

"SpeedCore resulted in an eight-month savings as compared to construction of a typical reinforced concrete core," said Ron Klemencic, PE, SE, Hon. AIA, chairman and CEO of the structural and civil engineering firm Magnusson Klemencic Associates (MKA).

MKA, which pioneered the SpeedCore system, is the structural engineer for 200 Park Ave., and Gensler is the architect. The building is scheduled to be completed in 2022.