The Boro

CLIENT: Gerdau
LOCATION: Fairfax County, Virginia, USA
project overview:

The Boro, located in suburbs of Washington DC, is a premier 1.7 million square-foot mixed-use and luxury residential complex that will serve as a ‘Superblock’ in the area. The project houses the biggest ‘Whole Foods’ store in North America.

The Boro Project Details:

DBM Vircon partnered with Gerdau North America to provide rebar detailing for this mega project entailing almost 9,000 tons of concrete reinforcing.  DBMV detailers put-in over 16,000 man-hours and produced over 1,100 drawings on this mega project.

Project Award:

The Boro was awarded the Commercial Real Estate Development Association’s (NAIOP) Award of Excellence for Best Building in 2017.

The Boro Project Highlights & Challenges:

There were several challenges that were faced while executing this project including:

  1. The pour sequences varied element wise as well as level wise at each floor, which made bar take-offs task tricky and tough.
  2. The project consisted of black and epoxy bars, laps and mechanical splices, vertical and sloping columns and floors with varying elevations that made detailing very challenging.
  3. Numerous revision and field based RFIs made the revision work difficult.

Sandeep Mathur

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