Buildable Design

Efficient, Productive, and Contemporary

Buildable Design takes maximum advantage of efficient, productive, and contemporary construction techniques.

By partnering with contractors early in the design process, we gain a good understanding of their preferred construction methods and then incorporate as much of their input as is appropriate into our design. This results in a more efficient structure and a lower construction cost.

High strength ties in foreground
Traditional Grade 60 ties in background

HIGH STRENGTH REBAR

CKC was a pioneer in the use of high-strength rebar and received many awards in recognition of this, including a prestigious ENR Top 25 Newsmaker award in 2007 for the first use of 100 ksi rebar for seismic confinement.

High-strength rebar improves buildability and reduces steel tonnage in columns, shear walls, and mat foundations, some of the most difficult areas of construction.

Supporting Awards

Premiere on Pine, Seattle, WA
2016 Honors Winner, Multifamily Residential: Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute

The Martin, Seattle, WA
2015 Awards of Merit: Structural Engineers Association of Illinois

The Martin, Seattle, WA
2014 Special Applications: Washington Aggregates and Concrete Association

The Martin, Seattle, WA
2014 National Recognition Award: American Council of Engineering Companies

 

Avalon Towers, Bellevue, WA
2013 Honors Winner: Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute

Escala, Seattle, WA
2012 Most Innovative Structure & Juror’s Favorite
Structural Engineers Association of Illinois

Escala, Seattle, WA
2012 National Design Award for Multi-family Housing
Concrete Steel Reinforcing Steel Institute

Escala, Seattle, WA
2010 Washington Gold Award (use of High Strength Steel)
American Council of Engineering Companies

Steel Fiber Reinforced Concrete (SFRC)

The use of Steel Fiber Reinforced Concrete (SFRC) in shear wall link beams simplifies construction without compromising seismic performance. Similar to high-strength rebar, CKC was again a pioneer in SFRC’s use and won many awards in recognition, including another prestigious ENR Top 25 Newsmaker award in 2016.

SFRC increases concrete shear strength and ductility, and eliminates the need for link beam diagonal bars. This speeds construction, lowers steel tonnage, and reduces the potential for field errors. SFRC adds a valuable tool to the toolkit of structural engineers practicing in high seismic regions.

Steel Fiber Reinforced Concrete (SFRC)

Diagonally Reinforced Concrete Coupling Beam

SFRC Coupling Beam

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