Salamander Resort and Spa
Project TeamStructural Engineer: Rathgeber/ Goss Associates
Owner: Salamander Resort and Spa
Architect: Architecture, Inc.
General Contractor: Turner Construction
Steel Joist Manufacturer: Canam
Steel Detailer: Southern Iron Works
Steel Fabricator: Southern Iron Works
Project Type: Non-Industrial
Project DescriptionThe Salamander Resort and Spa will be a new 5-star resort located in Middleburg, VA. The resort caters to individuals as well as large groups such as conventions or weddings. The building has been closed in but construction completion has been delayed due to the current economy.
What Makes This Project InterestingThe project was structurally interesting from the standpoint of utilizing several different materials and structural systems such as structural steel, composite concrete, mild reinforced concrete, post-tensioned concrete, masonry and light gage steel.
Advantages Of The Chosen Structural SystemThe entrance to the main building consisted of a tall foyer flanked by living room and library areas with high ceilings. This building required a 60 foot clear span with a 8:12 pitched roof. The ballroom area required a 50 foot clear span and also an 8:12 pitched roof. The long span steel trusses were able to provide the required clear spans and the pitched roofs with a significant weight savings over steel beams. The trusses were 10 to 12 feet deep which was half the depth of the roof. The remainder of the roof was built up with light gage material over the trusses. The steel trusses were also able to be field spliced easier than beams thereby accommodating the tight trucking restrictions through the small town of Middleburg.
Project ScopeThe total project area was approximately 250,000 square feet and was composed of the lodge and main buildings which were separated by an expansion joint. The lodge building is a 168 key hotel consisting of 4 stories of PT concrete with a light gage pitched roof. The main building consisted of one concrete level below grade with the first floor and penthouse levels constructed with structural steel.
Project DetailsProject Construction Cost: $100 million
Size (square ft.): 250,000
Roof area using joists (square ft.): 12,000
Joist area (square ft.): 12,000
Joist engineering to delivery (# days): 110
Joist erection (# days): 15
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