The Aerospace Manufacturing Technology Centre is an institutional project of about 6,600 sq. m. The building was designed to meet the academic needs and the needs of the aerospace industry who would be able to conduct tests on prototypes in the laboratory area.
For this, the building was designed in reinforced concrete over 5 floors for an area of about 4,040 sq. m. and in steel framework on 2 floors for the rest of the building used as a laboratory. A 10-ton overhead traveling crane with anti-vibration fasteners and covering the entire laboratory area, was designed to minimize the transfer of vibrations to the neighboring steel framework.
The foundations of the concrete sector sit on the rock whereas the foundations from the steel sector sit on compacted backfill soil. A study of differential settlements of the foundations between the two sectors was required to include all technical aspects that could affect the structural integrity of the building during construction.
Excavation in the rock close to an existing building;
Use of a steel composite transfer beam in the concrete framework;
Designing of slabs without bi-directional beams;
Changing dimensions of the apparent steel framework according to architectural requirements.