A.L. Huber approached SSM to help solve a concern of theirs on a new project. The Architectural team at HOK wanted to use a set of glass fiber reinforced concrete panels for the cornice element on this new facility in Leawood, KS. At about 6 feet tall, and with panels being 10 feet long, the cornice components are pretty robust and hefty.
To stick build a support assembly in the field could have added several weeks to the construction schedule and would not have necessarily guaranteed a good fit up between possible inconsistencies in the wood framing and the concrete panels. Enter SSM with a galvanized steel gusset plate to solve for both problems. Read More