Holiday Inn Express
This project consists of a four-story, 91-Key (Room) Hotel in Visalia, Ca. Construction is Type V-A with 50,300 square feet. Construction is wood framed with wood shearwalls on a concrete mat foundation. Special care was taken to limit the use of structural steel on the project resulting in some challenging wood-to-wood connection design.
The project started off with a continuous concrete pour for the mat (slide 1). The first floor stud walls were erected (slide 2) along with some of the larger framing members creating the open spaces within the lobby (slide 3). As floors are added, the scale of the project begins to emerge shown here at the elevator shaft (slide 4). Sheathing is applied to the exterior as floors are added (slide 5).
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Zeltmacher provided the structural design of this new 4-story, 128-key hotel located approximately 10 miles from San Jose, CA. The project utilizes wood trusses and glulam beam construction with plywood shearwalls and continuous tiedowns for seismic resistance. To increase performance in the site’s alluvial, clayey soils, a concrete mat foundation was selected to support the building and distribute loads to the supporting subgrade.
The project is a two-story live/work apartment located in Fresno’s Tower District. The structure is a wood shearwall lateral system and wood framing for gravity. Architectural features at the entry are supported by radiused tube steel and highlight the art deco design of this six building development.
The slab and footings were poured (slide 1) with erection of the first floor walls following as soon as the concrete reached design strength (slide 2). The second floor and roof framing proceeded quickly behind along with erection of the steel skeleton supporting the art-deco Architectural towers at the front gate (slides 3 and 4). Finally, the exterior finish was added and painted (slide 5). Check out the street view shot from Google Maps (slide 6)!
Zeltmacher provided Structural design and engineering for the new construction of Wendy’s located in Mary’s Vineyard shopping center near Highway 198. By providing additional construction administration services to the contractor, this project was taken from design to completion of finished product on a tight timeline to facilitate a quicker opening for the owner.
Visalia Rescue Mission Multi-Use and Administration Offices
This project consisted of two complete buildings separated by a seismic gap. Challenges included coordination with multiple trades to obtain thorough structural detailing.
Sprouts Commercial Tenant Improvement
This project consisted of the adaptation of a large retail space into a sustainable foods grocery store. Major structural modifications included removal & re-support of bearing wall, new entry tower, and addition of 2nd floor Mezzanine.
Mainland Multi-Use Commercial Remodel and Retrofit
Zeltmacher provided structural engineering services through the complete remodel and addition to a former restaurant located on Visalia’s Mooney Boulevard. Challenges included the removal of existing interior columns, addition of numerous wall openings, and reuse of existing foundation systems.