Brought in to be a part of the design team to assist in developing the details for the various feature stair elements at Cerner’s new Innovations Campus, SSM welcomed the opportunity to team up with GouldEvans and JE Dunn once again. Having worked with their offices on several occasions, we knew that this was going to be another fun project to work on!
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.