STRUCTURAL ENGINEERS ASSOCIATION OF ARIZONA
Central Chapter Dinner Meeting:
ASU Student Night
ASU Biodesign Institute Building C
The ASU Biodesign Institute Building C (formerly known as ISTB-6) is a five-story structure plus basement and penthouse for wet and dry lab research comprising nearly 190,000-sf. The new building is located immediately to the east of the existing Biodesign Institute Building B along Tyler Mall. The site is also a prominent entrance point to the campus where Tyler Mall intersects Rural Road. The design of BioC has been developed to provide for future flexibility to help the University and the users keep pace with changing research programs and protocols. the structure is cast-in-place concrete for high vibration resistance. Included in the basement is a 14,000-sf high energy laser lab housing laser labs, linear accelerator lab, within two large vaults. The vaults have 4-ft thick mass-concrete walls, floors, and ceiling slabs predominantly for radiation shielding. Signature features of the structure include: long cantilevers that were accomplished with large steel box girders; discontinuous columns supported by similar steel box girders; architecturally exposed sloping columns with white cement and cantilevering rooftop parapets as high as 22-ft.
Presented by: Tim Sepper P.E., S.E.,
Tim Sepper is a principal with Advanced Structural Engineering-KPFF with over 30 years of professional design and management experience in structural engineering and is responsible for a wide range of projects including higher education and research facilities. He has been involved with many of the firm’s high profile and complex projects requiring heavy loads, seismic considerations, vibration resistance, construction phasing, and various other constraints. Mr. Sepper is a past President of the SEAoA Central Chapter and a past State Trustee of SEAoA. He gained both his BS and MS in Civil Engineering at the University of Illinois.
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