Faced with a fast-track schedule for the new two-story, 220,000 square-foot Culinary Campus for Campbell's Stockpot Soup, General Contractor, Panattoni Construction turned to Stearns for their expertise in design-build structural steel systems.
Through close coordination with Shutler Engineers and Panattoni Construction, Stearns was brought on board to assist with the completion of the design, perform the steel scope of work, and execute a fast-track schedule. Stearns furnished and installed the structural steel frame, steel joists, metal floor and roof deck, and miscellaneous steel. A unique challenge overcome by Stearns' in-house engineering staff was the element of complexity in designing the open-web joists for concentrated loads at unknown locations on the roof.
James Sarka, Stearns' Project Manager stated,
"This was a very complicated open-web project due to the extensive mechanical systems supported by the joists, which were finalized just in time. Our relationship with open-web suppliers, the ability of our staff to detail the open-web joists in house, and to manage the entire steel process, were the contributing factors that led to meeting the owner's schedule expectations."