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May 25th MICA Dolphin Building Construction Tour

posted Apr 29, 2017, 4:40 PM by robert miller   [ updated May 9, 2017, 4:07 PM ]
MICA Dolphin Building Construction Tour

Project Team:
Owner: Maryland Institute College of Art
General Contractor: Southway Builders, Inc.
Structural EOR: Hope Furrer Associates, Inc.
Architect:  GWWO Architects, Inc.

                                                                            **Receive 1.5 Professional Development Hours**

Following a brief introduction, join SEI-MD for a construction tour of the MICA Dolphin Building project site.  Representatives of the design team will discuss their personal experiences with the project. 

Project Description:
The MICA Dolphin Building is a five story art laboratory space located in one of Baltimore’s historic neighborhoods.  The building footprint utilizes every square foot of available space within property lines, and it is adjacent to a light rail stop.  These conditions have presented construction challenges which have required close interaction with contractors during design and construction.  The building itself features open floor plans with exposed structure, which calls to mind Baltimore’s industrial past, while allowing for flexible space utilization in the future.  An unusual architectural feature affecting the structural design is the main building columns outside the building.  In order to avoid thermal bridging of mate rials as the beams extend from inside to outside, thermal break material is sandwiched into the connections.

Immediately preceding the tour, Nicole Baer, PE, the project’s lead structural designer with Hope Furrer Associates, will introduce the project and its unique design aspects.

Tour Schedule:
Date:  Thursday 05/25/17
3:30pm – 3:45pm: Registration/Networking at MICA's Mt. Royal Station Lot 
3:45pm – 4:15pm: Presentation/Project Introduction
4:15pm – 5:30pm: Walk to Construction Site and Tour (there are stairs from parking area to the site).
5:30pm – 7:45pm: Happy Hour with complimentary finger foods at The Brass Tap.

Happy Hour Location:
The Brass Tap
1205 W Mt Royal Ave
Baltimore, MD 21217 

Cost for this Event:
Full-Time Students…Free (with proof of enrollment)
SEI Members/Non-members…$15
Employees from Sponsoring Firm...$10

Event Location:
MICA's Mt. Royal Station Lot 
1400 Cathedral St
Baltimore, MD 21201

Construction Site:
MICA Dolphin Building
100 Dolphin, Baltimore, MD 21217

Event Details:
(1.5) PDH awarded with attendance.
RSVP via Web Link to Sign-up Form
RSVP by: 5pm Monday 05/22. 
RSVP Early. Attendance Limit = 20
Checks or cash payable on-site. Checks payable to: “ASCE Maryland Section”.  Add a note indicating “May SEI Construction Tour” in the memo spot on the check.
Credit card payment also available via PayPal.
PPE: Reflective vest, hardhat, eye glasses, boots, long pants