Broadway Tower

CLIENT: Supreme Steel Portland
LOCATION: Portland, Oregon, USA
project overview:

Broadway Tower is a mixed used commercial building located in Portland, Oregon. The building is 19-stories encompassing 430,000 gross sq. ft. of office space, residential, hotel and retail space. It has two lobbies housing the key national hotel, with 189 hotel rooms from ground to the eighth floor and the office rental spaces from ninth to nineteenth floor separately. The building also contains 4 below-ground parking facilities. The building’s exterior is enclosed in glass with curtain wall cantilevers beyond the north and south faces.

DBM Vircon’s Scope of Work:

Working with Supreme Steel Portland, DBM Vircon’s scope of work included 3D BIM modeling and shop detailing of 1,200 tons of structural steel on the following areas:

  • Structural steel column, beams and braces
  • Operable/Folding partition wall support frame
  • North, south and east canopy frames
  • Floor and roof opening frames
  • Beam web penetrations
  • Slab edge supports

Broadway Tower Project Highlights & Challenges:

  • DBM Vircon’s project management team was located in Manila with the local coordinator support in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
  • Since Canron Western Constructors (the General Constractor) had not previously worked with DBM Vircon, the initial project setup included understanding new client preferences with issuing of models, packages and ABM procedures.
  • The Tower consists of a concrete core with an upper steel tower starting at level 9 to level 20 and roof inclusively, with 1,005 tons of steelwork. This included 9,990 individual steel assemblies and 1,858 embeds to concrete. There was a large amount of concrete modeled for these embeds for co-ordination purposes.
  • DBM Vircon provided design assist support.
  • The project contained tight deadlines, established early on, and the final fabrication packages issued were to DBM Vircon’s high level of quality standard and on time.
  • Slab/Deck support angle and kicker, outriggers, braces and hanger angles attached to the structural steel frame.
  • Embeds supported the main steel frame.

Christopher Pfeiff