University of Memphis Law School Relocation & Seismic Upgrade

Location:  Memphis, Tennessee Architect:  Askew Nixon Ferguson Architects (ANFA) / Fleming Architects Joint Venture The complete renovation of this historic building allowed the engineers at Burr & Cole Consulting Engineers, Inc. a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to access and evaluate major structural components and to apply state-of-the-art seismic analysis and strengthening measures. Though originally built in the early 1880s, over the years it featured a marble exterior, two clock towers on its north and south sides, four lofty-ceilinged courtrooms, brass window cages in the Post Office, hardwood paneling, stone fireplaces, hand-painted wood trim, and other magnificent architectural touches inside and out. Drawings for significant portions of the existing structure were not available. This made for a challenging project. Seismically weak conditions of...
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UT Basic/Clinical Sciences Research Building

Location: Memphis, Tennessee The University of Tennessee is the state’s flagship comprehensive institution whose vision is to be the preeminent public research and teaching university linking the people of Tennessee to the nation and the world.  In order to move this vision forward, the University needed a state of the art science center.  The end result is the UT Basic/Clinical Sciences Research Building. This facility is a 101,370 SF 4 story plus basement composite steel building.  This structure was designed to withstand limited vibrations without damage to sensitive scientific instruments.  It was important that the design provide space for educational excellence, pursuit of knowledge, scientific study while enhancing the campus environment.  A cooling tower on the roof, loading deck, service...
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Rhodes College East Village Residence Hall

Location: Memphis, Tennessee The Rhodes College East Village is a 75,000 square foot, 3 story dormitory designed for upper-class male and female students.  Each dorm/apartment included a kitchen, living room and full bathroom.  The East Village design also contained a laundry area, conference room and a large meeting area with a patio that connected to the East Village Lodge.  This is wood frame and steel construction with shallow foundation.  Seismic resistance was provided by plywood shearwalls....
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