Scottsdale Entrada

CLIENT: Graywolf
LOCATION: Scottsdale, Arizona
project overview:

Scottsdale Entrada is situated at the intersection of 64th St and McDowell Rd in Scottsdale, Arizona, and offers tenants a mixed-use campus equipped with cutting-edge amenities.

Scope of work

DBM Vircon was responsible for performing 3D BIM modeling and steel detailing for the primary structure of the 25,000 sq ft office space at Scottsdale Entrada. Additionally, we also carried out shop detailing of the structural & miscellaneous steel on the following areas:

  • Structural steel columns, beams, vertical horizontal braces and;
  • Anchor bolts and embeds for the main steel connecting to concrete walls;
  • Modeling of curved bent plate for concrete pour stops
  • Elevator divider beams including its embeds
  • Elevator guiderail support tube including its connection to steel
  • Floor and roof opening, Roof drain and RTU support Frames
  • Stairs and Rails within the structure and also in the service area.
  • Joist stick modelling and connection to primary steel columns and beams; Joist to structural steel beam bridging connection.
  • CMU Wall & Joist coordinatiom

Challenges & Highlights

Two teams from DBM Vircon were assigned to work on the project, with one team responsible for the main structural steel and the other team handling the miscellaneous work, which primarily included the installation of internal stairs. The project required extensive coordination with the CMU wall and joist suppliers to ensure that all connections to the steel were aligned correctly during fit-up. Accurate coordination and fabrication within tolerance were particularly crucial for the internal stairs, which were being dropped down in between the core walls after the walls were already erected. Given the number and shape of the CMU walls, all walls were included in the steel model to enable coordination and clash detection. Another area that required a higher level of coordination was the roof terrace and entrance steelwork, which was classed as Architecturally Exposed Steelwork.


Kenny Rowell