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Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Stud Rail Project in Milwaukee: Corners of Brookfield


Currently in construction in Milwaukee WI, Corners of Brookfield is one of the largest mixed-use retail projects in the US. Built on a 19 acres site, the project includes 1500 parking spaces, a 140 000 square ft Von Maur store and 550 000 square feet of corporate office and technology space. The project requires a sizable concrete structure which was designed with stud rails at most column locations. Stud rails were supplied by Peikko USA.


"We came looking for Peikko to deliver the quality product we needed in a timely manner and at a fair price. Not only did they do that, but their customer service and other personnel were friendly and helpful’’ explains Jared McDaniel, Senior Project Manager at Tri-North. "Peikko did an excellent job at meeting our aggressive concrete schedule and working with us on unique stud rail applications that were not within the normal applications." McDaniel adds. Some of the stud rails used had a height of 26": these sizable rails were required due to the projects" thick podium slab. "As a family run business, that quality showed in our interactions with Peikko. We are very satisfied with our experience and will definitely be working with them again on our future concrete projects." Stud rails were produced in Lebanon, Pennsylvania.

The project was designed by Pierce Engineers in Milwaukee. A 16"-26" thick post-tensioned slab was required in most areas of the structure due to clear spans often reaching 36 ft combined with a live load of 150 psf. Through the use of stud rails, Pierce Engineers was able to keep the same slab thickness around columns.  



Friday, September 11, 2015

Journal Square

The Journal Square project will include 1800 residential units and will be one of New Jersey’s largest residential building. In order to eliminate the congestion caused by drop panels around the concrete columns Peikko’s Stud Rails were utilized. 
Industrial Urban, a well-established concrete contractor in New Jersey, chose Peikko because of their short lead time and complete engineering support. Having utilized Peikko’s Stud Rails on previous projects Mike Weseloh, Industrial Urban's Senior Estimator, was confident that the rails would be delivered on-time for this large scale project. 

“Peikko’s commitment to short lead times and great turnaround time helped us avoid construction delays. Placement drawings and engineered shop drawings were all provided quickly so the Stud Rails could be produced and delivered ahead of schedule.”







Thursday, September 10, 2015

Jersey City University

The new residence hall, NJCU West Campus Village, will be the first facility to be built on the 22 acre redevelopment site known as NJCU West Campus. In this building, the shallow depth of Deltabeam allowed the design team at Niles Bolton Associates to achieve a higher ceiling with more open space.

To simplify the construction process, High Concrete Structures LLC utilized Peikko’s PCs Corbel to connect Deltabeam to their precast concrete columns. The hidden connection lead to a fast and clean installation without requiring welding or bolting on site. 

Edward J. Tramontana, President of Construction Consultant Services, immediately saw the benefits of utilizing Deltabeam in this project as explained below:

“The type of structures I have managed ranged from parking garages, high rises, academies, dorms and student centers to name a few. In most of these structures the architect tries to avoid interruption along the ceiling surface. With the current precast methods, the supports / ledges in which the floor members “rest on” are usually below the ceiling.
Below are a few items illustrating the unit’s benefits:
1. Aesthetics
2. Interference with above ceiling HVAC, electrical duct banks, etc.
3. The unit can be placed in one step with no required welding.
4. Lighter in weight than most precast/prestressed concrete units.
In summary, the Deltabeam unit was easy to manage and quick to set in place.”











Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Plaza at Waikiki

The Plaza at Waikiki assisted living project was the first to utilize Deltabeam in Hawaii.

The building is located along the Ala Wai Canal at the entrance of Waikiki at 1812 Kalakaua Ave will have 150 rooms and two levels of parking.


The building broke ground in April 2014, under the direction of Wattenbarger Architects and developer MW Group, Ltd.

Peikko's contract was with the local precaster GPRM who chose to use Deltabeam to gain additional headroom in the units.