My structural System Strategy
For this model, I chose to use the steel-frame system because it has a higher maximum beam span, and therefore allows for more room between columns. Therefore, by using the steel-frame, the need for more columns decreased. For the columns themselves, I chose concrete 12x18 columns. Because all of my columns are exposed, I wanted to keep the concrete look because I believe that they are aesthetically pleasing in this space. The setup of my grid was good overall. I was able to create a grid that did not interfere with the stairs, which was my biggest concern. I was also able to seclude the elevator shaft in order to prevent clash there as well.
Model Coordination Evaluation
Surprisingly, my model looked great! I did not cover any floors openings like the elevator, stairs, and atrium. Additionally, there were no columns in the middle of any rooms. However, there was a column that was blocking a bit of a doorway. In order to fix this, I would need to get rid of the beam grid and place the column a bit to the right. Overall, I believe that I met the designer’s design intent because I was able to provide structural integrity to a beautiful architectural plan.