Specialty Engineering – Phillip And Patricia Frost Museum of Science
The Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science is situated in the heart of downtown Miami, Florida. This museum is a testament to architectural innovation and scientific marvel, and its expansive 250,000 square feet encourages visitors to immerse themselves in a unique blend of technology, environmental consciousness, and aesthetic allure.
One of the standout features of the museum is the three-floor conical aquarium, which showcases incredible engineering prowess and construction ingenuity. The project team faced many challenges, which required the use of monolithically cast and tensioned cables to support the immense weight of the water. The construction process itself was a remarkable feat, with contractors seamlessly integrating four distinct concrete mixes and additives to ensure material curing and uniform coverage over the reinforcing steel structure in a single pour. The Frost Museum of Science, designed by the acclaimed Grimshaw architects, not only stimulates curiosity but also stands as an architectural marvel.
Our Client: Bachiller Iron Works
Bachiller Iron Works is a well-known provider of diverse construction services. With years of invaluable experience, they have established themselves as a reliable and skilled partner for all construction needs. What sets Bachiller Iron Works apart is their unwavering commitment to delivering construction solutions that are not only of the highest quality but also cost-effective. This ensures that every project they undertake is completed with excellence and within budgetary considerations. Whether it’s precise execution or reliable delivery, Bachiller Iron Works is a trusted name that consistently exceeds expectations in the ever-changing construction landscape.
SPECIALIZED STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING COMPANY FOR Structural Components: EASTERN ENGINEERING GROUP
Eastern Engineering Group assumed a crucial role in the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science project, focusing on specialized engineering for structural components. Our team meticulously designed an array of railings, ladders, platforms, and steel stairs with railings, ensuring strict adherence to the Florida Building Code and other regulatory standards. Additionally, we delivered comprehensive shop drawings and calculations for elevator components, underscoring our proficiency in the field of structural engineering.
Did you know that the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science in Miami, despite being situated in one of the hottest cities in the U.S., doesn’t rely on traditional air conditioning? The design ingeniously allows air to circulate between spaces, utilizing the museum’s own structure for natural ventilation. Additionally, the museum collects and treats rainwater for reuse, making it a self-sustaining marvel. Little wonder that the museum earned the prestigious LEED Gold Certification in 2018, a testament to its exceptional design that harmonizes with the environment while prioritizing energy efficiency.