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    Tri-C Metro Campus Plaza Renovation Project featured in Properties Magazine

Tri-C Metro Campus Plaza Renovation Project featured in Properties Magazine

The Cuyahoga Community College Metro Campus Plaza renovation is one of the featured project stories in this month’s issue of Properties magazine. Considered a “transformative” project in downtown Cleveland, the renovation encompasses an overhaul of the campus’ concrete plazas originally constructed in the 1960s making them more inviting as well as improving the connectivity of the campus and its surrounding environment. R.E. Warner has been proud to provide civil, structural and survey services as a consultant to City Architecture, the Architect of Record on the job, and we are especially honored to have received the following shout-out in the article:

“The most precarious aspect of the plaza redesign was carefully adhering to weight sensitivity of the below-grade structures. […] Another key weight consideration was what is essentially a green roof to the garages below. The fact that soil itself weighs more than concrete was an important part of decision-making, so every inch had to be specified and designed for the transformation, [Alex] Pesta [of City Architecture] notes.

‘R.E. Warner & Associates, acting as structural engineer, devised a colored key-plan chart system which aided in decisions on how deep the soil could be in certain areas, thereby dictating in part what types of plants […]

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    Surveyor Chris Tomko, PE, PS Featured in Point of Beginning magazine

Surveyor Chris Tomko, PE, PS Featured in Point of Beginning magazine

R.E. Warner Surveyor Chris Tomko, PE, PS was selected as the featured professional for Point of Beginning magazine’s career profile column in the October issue. Congratulations, Chris!

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Summer 2019 Issue of Excellence By Design Published

R.E. Warner is pleased to issue our Summer 2019 edition of Excellence by Design. In this issue, we feature our recent office renovation and share details on our upcoming holiday open house (an e-mail invitation with RSVP link will be sent soon!). We also provide our thoughts on effective use of pre-engineered metal building systems  in our “Perspectives & Insights” column. As usual, featured projects and other news of note is also included.

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We hope to see you at our holiday open house on November 12th!

Spring 2019 Issue of Excellence By Design Published

R.E. Warner is pleased to issue our Spring 2019 edition of Excellence by Design. In this issue, we spotlight our civil and structural engineering team as well as the initiatives the new firm board has undertaken. We also share “Perspectives & Insights” including a case study on in-situ truss reinforcement, our thoughts on traffic maintenance plans for construction, and managing change orders. Plus, as usual, select new projects and other news of note is included.

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All of us at R.E. Warner send best wishes for a wonderful summer season!

Case Study: In-Situ Truss Reinforcement

There is sometimes a misconception that routine engineering projects require plug-and-play solutions. However, in our experience, even these often present situations that require creativity.

For example, one of our Automotive and Manufacturing clients is expanding an existing line. In order to expand the line, existing trusses and jack trusses require reinforcement in order to install an extension to conveyors hung from the trusses.

Our structural designers have developed an in-situ reinforcement solution in order to simplify the design and avoid removal of loads prior to reinforcement. The design also reduces the total weight of steel required to reinforce the trusses.

Where reinforcement is required for the existing truss members, the solution calls for the design a new member cross section (existing plus reinforcement) without consideration for existing member stresses. As allowed by strength design, it is assumed the new section is capable of developing the full plastic capacity of the new built up member cross section. This assumes adequate connection of the reinforcement and not decreasing the radius of gyration to less than 85% of the existing radius of gyration.

The expansion is moving forward and this solution has saved the client cost and hassle. Furthermore, while this method of reinforcement is now […]