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University of Chicago selects ZS as the Building Enclosure Commissioning Agent for the David M. Rubenstein Forum
Posted by: ZS on April 5, 2018

University of Chicago David M. Rubenstein Forum ZS was selected as the Building Enclosure Commissioning (BECx) Agent by the University of Chicago for the future David M. Rubenstein Forum. ZS will be working in collaboration with the design/construction team comprised of Diller Scofidio + Renfro Architects, Lera Consulting Structural Engineers, Primera Engineers, and Turner Construction. The 97,000-square-foot conference center is expected to break ground in 2018 and be completed in 2019. ZS’ prime role over the course of the project will be to ensure that the state-of-the-art building designs consistently meet building enclosure performance standards for durability and future maintenance…

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ZS Completes Laser Scanning, As-Built Modeling and Structural Analysis of Veterans Memorial Coliseum (Madison, Wisconsin)
Posted by: ZS on November 9, 2017

Dane County retained ZS to perform laser scanning of the roof structure and as-built modeling of the Veterans Memorial Coliseum as part of a comprehensive study of the facility. Laser scanning was performed from multiple locations in the coliseum’s interior, including the catwalk system. The scans were registered (i.e. aligned) to create a single composite point cloud of the interior of the Coliseum. Upon completion of the point cloud, ZS began developing an as-built Building Information Model (BIM) of the Coliseum roof and all roof mounted elements. The next step in the study was to perform a structural analysis of..

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ZS Celebrates the Opening of Northwestern Mutual’s Tower and Commons
Posted by: ZS on September 6, 2017

ZS celebrated the recent opening of the second tallest building in the State of Wisconsin, the 1.1 million-sq. ft. Northwestern Mutual Tower and Commons. From the project’s inception to commissioning, ZS, in collaboration with the project design and construction team, performed architectural engineering services for this world-class facility as follows: Lead Structural Design for the West Commons and Atrium ZS, in collaboration with MKA, based in Seattle, Wash., performed the structural engineering analysis and design for the West Commons. The West Commons connects the new building to Northwestern Mutual’s original 1914 construction headquarters building via a seven-story steel atrium clad..

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