Structural-engineering and consulting firm Structuneering Inc. recently received an Award of Merit for Design Excellence for its work on Deer Park Storage, a multi-story self-storage facility in Long Island, N.Y. The award was presented during the 2012 Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI) Expo held earlier this year in Orlando, Fla.
Awards in design excellence were given for projects that demonstrated outstanding structural design of new or renovated structures using cold-formed steel products, Structuneering officials said. Deer Park Self Storage, which offers 578 climate-controlled units in four stories as well as a business center, was built using cold-formed steel in conjunction with environmentally conscious materials. It is one of the first self-storage facilities to receive the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Certified Silver Rating from the U.S. Green Building Council, officials said.
Each floor was constructed primarily of load-bearing, cold-formed steel walls. The building was designed to withstand 115 mph winds in a seismic design category C. The roof panels are 24-mil cold-formed steel, standing-seam panels supported by 60-mil cold-formed steel zee purlins.
Structuneering provided the structural-engineering design calculations for the facilitys cold-formed steel and structural-steel framing.
Established as Kile Engineering in 1984, Structuneering is headquartered in Houston. The firm assists companies in the design of cold-formed metal framing and metal roofing for commercial and residential applications.