Posted by Tasha Weiss on July 1, 2011 at 9:26 AM.
The curved sections incorporated in the recently completed expansion of the Mineta San Jose International Airport Terminal B and Concourse (shown above) create sun-filled walkways as well as sunscreens. They also pay tribute to the technical prowess of Silicon Valley by suggesting the shape of an electric cable with its sheath pulled back to reveal the electricity within. Photo: Gayle Manufacturing Company.
For one recent project at the Mineta San Jose International Airport, AISC members Chicago Metal Rolled Products and Woodland, Calif.-based Gayle Manufacturing Company developed an extraordinarily detailed material takeoff spreadsheet for the numerous rolled sections even before their bid was turned in. That step facilitated material nesting, maintained quality and minimized shipping costs.
For more on this project including a link to a sample spreadsheet, check out the July issue of MSC, available online today.