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Happy Holidays from ZS
Posted by: ZS on December 14, 2020

During the holiday season, our thoughts turn gratefully to those who have made our success possible. It is in this spirit that we say thank you and send best wishes for the holidays and New Year.

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ZS selected to replace Building Exterior Maintenance Unit at the Tallest building in Wisconsin
Posted by: ZS on December 4, 2020

At just over 600 feet tall, the US Bank Center requires special consideration when it comes to exterior access for window washing and exterior maintenance (e.g. window glazing replacement, window washing, sealant replacement). Unlike new construction, the new Building Maintenance Unit (BMU) exterior access system design must take into consideration the existing building structural and enclosure systems to reduce the overall project cost.  This is where ZS adds value to the project through structural and enclosure analysis of the existing building and in our ability to assemble a team of international experts to arrive at the best solution. The new BMU will be..

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ZS and Milwaukee County substantially completes Milwaukee Public Museum Roof Replacement Project
Posted by: ZS on October 19, 2020

Daniel M. Soref National Geographic Dome Theater & Planetarium after Replacement (2020) ZS was selected by Milwaukee County to provide professional consulting services for the roof replacement project at the Milwaukee Public Museum Dome Theater & Planetarium and connecting atriums. The Milwaukee Public Museum, located at 800 West Wells Street was built in the early 1960s, while the Daniel M. Soref National Geographic Dome Theater & Planetarium was constructed in 1995 as an addition to MPM. ZS was retained to provide roof condition assessment, roof replacement design & cost estimates, and fall protection consulting & design. ZS provided final design & construction documents to replace the flat..

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UAV Technology Captures Invaluable Data for ZS Clients
Posted by: ZS on September 17, 2020

The ability to perform remote work efficiently and accurately is crucial for architects and engineers in the current conditions, and will continue to be vital in a post-Covid world. Teams are designing new projects in an online collaborative environment, in which gathering accurate site data is crucial but is also difficult to accomplish safely and efficiently. ZS maintains a fleet of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (drones) with several FAA-licensed pilots. With the use of drones alone or in conjunction with three-dimensional laser scanning, we can generate accurate color point clouds of existing buildings or building sites with minimal turnaround time. These..

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Deer District named Milwaukee Business Journal’s Real Estate Project of the Year
Posted by: ZS on August 13, 2020

The Milwaukee Bucks Deer District  was recently named Project of the Year at the Milwaukee Business Journal’s 2020 Real Estate Awards. Milwaukee Bucks’ president Peter Feigin accepted the award on behalf of the project. The architectural design for the project was led by Milwaukee-based firm RINKA+. Hunzinger Construction was the construction manager for the project, and ZS  served as the Structural Engineer of Record for all structures built within the Deer District. The Deer District is a 2.5 acre plaza adjacent to the Fiserv Forum. The plaza includes three buildings comprising 65,000 square feet for businesses including The Beer Garden and The MECCA..

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ZS Joins Komatsu North American Headquarters Construction Team to Provide Turnkey Fall Protection Solutions
Posted by: ZS on July 6, 2020

ZS was selected by Komatsu and Hunzinger Construction to provide roof access and fall protection design-build services for Komatsu’s new North American headquarters in Milwaukee’s Harbor District.  The currently under construction new headquarters includes 170,000 square feet of offices, 410,000 square feet of manufacturing space, a 20,000-square-foot training center and museum, and a company store. Komatsu South Harbor Campus rendering by Eppstein Uhen Architects The new headquarter buildings will utilize an engineered fall restraint system that will allow safe and OSHA compliant roof maintenance access.  The engineered system will utilize over 150 engineered fall restraint anchors and almost a mile..

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