The wide variety of office building projects Fitzpatrick Engineering Group engineers range in size from single-story buildings totaling several thousand square feet to multi-story buildings exceeding 200,000 square feet.
Projects include speculative office developments, medical office buildings and clinics. Our steel framed buildings are typically modeled in a Building Information Modeling (BIM) environment, leveraging the link between our analytical data and the drawing plans. Architects and contractors can use the 3D BIM data for interference detection. Fabricators and detailers can download our structural data directly into their detailing applications.
You can see and read about a sampling of recent projects, below.
NAME: HOLSTON MEDICAL OFFICE BUILDING LOCATION: KINGSPORT, TN ARCHITECT: PERKINS+WILL
A six-story, 210,000 square foot, steel framed medical office building. This project consolidated a medical practice that previously occupied several locations into a single structure. Programming dictated the use of special concentric braced frames in one direction and deep column special moment frames in the other. Design is accented by a spacious three-story atrium and green roofs.
NAME: LEXHOLD BUILDING A LOCATION: LEXINGTON, KY ARCHITECT: EOP ARCHITECTS
A five-story, 170,000 square foot, steel framed speculative office building. Lateral stability is attained by using concentric braced frames in each direction.
This was our first building completed using Building Information Modeling (BIM). The main effort for this building was to share our building model directly through a CIS/2 file with the fabricator/detailer. After linking our analytical model to our BIM model, we were able to adjust the BIM model during the design process to frame the building exactly as we expected it to be built. Changes included modifying the top of steel in depressed and sloping areas, and adding miscellaneous framing that was not originally in the analytical model but was included in the design loads.
The architectural fins at the front and rear of the building along with the curved rotunda were designed outside of the link to our analytical model. We modeled these portions by hand in the BIM environment. Although the architect was also working in a BIM environment, interference detection was not used. To see 3D renderings of this building, click here.
NAME: HIGHLAND HEALTH CENTER LOCATION: GASTONIA, NC ARCHITECT: RPA DESIGN
A two-story, 27,000 square foot, steel framed office building. Non-seismically detailed moment frames were utilized for lateral stability. The clerestory was accented with an architectural long span deck.