111 South Main, Salt Lake City’s 24-story high rise office tower, is being recognized by Engineering News-Record for the Global Best Projects 2017 Award of Merit in the Office category.
Morrison Hershfield was brought on to the project to provide Building Envelope Commissioning services by the building owner, City Creek Reserve, due to the complex nature of 111 South Main’s distinctive curtain wall assembly system.
The ambitious curtain wall system design eliminated columns, allowing unobstructed views from the lobby of the building at street level, which has led to several high-profile awards, including:
2016, UC&D Magazine, Project of the Year
2017, AGC Utah, Best Office
2017, US Glass Magazine, Most Amazing Feat of Installation Lobby Glass
The building structure utilizes a unique hat truss system that eliminates columns at the ground level such that the building can overhang the adjacent Eccles Theatre building and provide unobstructed lobby views. This unique structure required atypical curtain wall design and installation, providing unique challenges for the project.
Rick Ziegler, Morrison Hershfield Building Science Engineer, said of the project “It’s always great working with an owner like City Creek Reserve who sees the big picture and recognizes the importance of the building envelope on building and energy performance.”
“The contractor, Okland Construction, contributed significantly to the execution through their dedication to quality and assistance with building envelope testing.”
“We were honored by the opportunity to work alongside these great partners to make an ambitious project a reality.”
Other services provided out of Morrison Hershfield’s Salt Lake City office for 111 South Main:
- Building Envelope Commissioning
- Design Reviews
- Spec Reviews
- Mock-up Testing Observation
- Submittal and Shop Drawing Reviews
- On-Site Observations and Field Testing
Morrison Hershfield is excited to see Engineering News-Record's Global Best Projects 2017, Award of Merit in Office added to this list and is honored to have been selected by City Creek Reserve to provide engineering solutions on this iconic Salt Lake City project.