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Altamonte Springs

Florida 32701

 

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Main Projects Carried Out by Silvestre-Engineering

HAMPTON INN – Blytheville Arkansas – Remodeling built on 2011
Very involving structural remodeling project – Existing two (2) story / New 3rd Floor
Total of 61,000 sq ft
145 Rooms, Meeting Rooms, Administration Office and Public Areas
Existing CMU wall system and concrete slab floor and roof.
Main remodeling theme: expanding rooms, new enlarged openings, additional balconies and expanded corridors.
New 3rd Floor: Lightweight metal frame system with main steel frames.
Structural design and calculations done for the pertaining seismic area
Scanning (x-ray) existing entire structure including footings was required to determine existing structural condition.
Main structural design goal:
Reinforce existing structure to be able to carry new superimposed loading system
A highly customized structural steel was designed complemented in some cases with reinforced concrete.
 

ROYAL BEACH HOTEL – Daytona Beach – Remodeling built on 2010 and 2011
Very involving structural remodeling project – Four (4) story building
Total of 38,000 sq ft
77 Rooms, Administration Office and new Restaurant
Existing CMU wall system and concrete slab floors and roof.
Main remodeling theme: expanding rooms, new enlarged openings and extended balconies Scanning (x-ray) existing structure including footings was required to determine existing structural condition.
Main structural design goal:
Reinforce existing structure to be able to carry new superimposed loading system
A highly customized structural steel was designed complemented in some cases with reinforced concrete.
New areas with mix of concrete tilt up wall system and steel frames
Bar joist systems for floor and roof.
During construction time, a routine structural inspection was agreed (once a week) to monitor all structural work development.
 

HOLIDAY INN – Blytheville Arkansas – Remodeling built on 2010
Very involving structural remodeling project – Existing two (2) story / New 3rd Floor
Total of 71,000 sq ft
167 Rooms, Meeting Rooms, Administration Office and Public Areas
Existing CMU wall system and concrete slab floor and roof.
Main remodeling theme: expanding rooms, new enlarged openings, additional balconies and expanded corridors.
New 3rd Floor: Lightweight metal frame system with main steel frames.
Structural design and calculations done for the pertaining seismic area
Scanning (x-ray) existing entire structure including footings was required to determine existing structural condition.
Main structural design goal:
Reinforce existing structure to be able to carry new superimposed loading system
A highly customized structural steel was designed complemented in some cases with reinforced concrete.
 

HOLIDAY INN SUNSPREE RESORT – Lake Buena Vista – Remodeling built on 2009
and 2010

Very involving structural remodeling project – Six (6) story building
Total of 238,000 sq ft
477 Rooms, Meeting Rooms, Administration Office and Public Areas
Existing CMU wall system and concrete slab floors and roof.
Main remodeling theme: expanding rooms, new enlarged openings, additional balconies and expanded corridors.
Main structural design goal:
Reinforce existing structure to be able to carry new superimposed loading system
A highly customized structural steel was designed complemented in some cases with reinforced concrete.
An extensive and comprehensive inspections and testing of the structure was carried out during the preliminary stage of this project in which serious structural failures were found.
Those findings showed a total lack of capacity or resistance for wind load forces being necessary to recalculate this building to bring it up to current Florida Building Code.
The entire structure was reinforced with an additional and parallel structure, as described before, to compensate those areas with calculation deficiencies.
In this specific case, it was also necessary to reinforce some existing foundations in some critical design areas.
Silvestre Engineering was also in charge of the engineering field supervision during construction time.
 

* CHOCOLAND FACTORY *
Total area: 66,000 square feet
This is a new project and construction is expected to begin soon.
This building is located in an area close to Disney and is basically a chocolate
factory with a tourist park on the second floor.
This is a very high three-story building: approximately 20 feet per floor.
The architectural design is basically a chocolate box with a semi-opened and sloped roof framing system.

* OFFICE BUILDING IN DOWNTOWN ORLANDO *
Total area: 42,000 square feet
This is a three-story remodeling project. The original building was built approximately 90 years ago and was remodeled and updated at least 2 or 3 times over the years.
The additional challenge was to keep the original style, details and design because it is a building located in a place considered historic heritage.
To reinforce the structure, it was necessary to use a combination of structures made of concrete, metal and wood.
Silvestre Engineering was in charge of the engineering field supervision during construction time.

* ORLANDO DOWNTOWN ENTERTAINMENT *
Total area: 49,500 square feet
This is a project in which a new addition merged with the remodeling of another area.
A very detailed shoring technique was developed because it had an adjacent four-story 70-year old building.
The structural design was achieved with a combination with concrete, steel, and natural and pre-engineered timber wood.
Silvestre Engineering was in charge of the engineering field supervision during construction time.

* HOLIDAY INN SUNSPREE RESORT *
Total area: 264,000 square feet
Existing 6-story building for complete remodeling. The overall schedule was set in three phases being the first of them completed by now.
An extensive and comprehensive inspections and testing of the structure was carried out during the preliminary stage of this project in which serious structural failures were found.
Those finding showed a total lack of capacity or resistance for wind loads forces being necessary to recalculate this building to bring it up to current Florida Building Code.
The entire structure was reinforced with an additional and parallel structure with a steel framing system capable of compensate those calculation deficiencies.
In this specific case, it was also necessary to reinforce the foundations in some critical design areas.
Silvestre Engineering was in charge of the engineering field supervision during construction time.

* MISSION HOPE CHURCH *
Total area: 51,700 square feet
This is a project in which a new section is combined with the remodeling of another.
The structural design was achieved with a combination of concrete, steel, and natural and pre-engineered wood.
The top ceiling design was achieved with Timber Trusses, which is a lattice structure of brushed wood with metal plates, as it is an exposed structure.

* PIZZA HUT EAST OF ORLANDO *
Total area: 24,200 square feet
This is a two-story remodeling project.
A concrete and steel structure was combined.

* SHOPPING PLAZA SUBWAY / TROPICAL SMOOTHIE *
Total area: 35,200 square feet
Complete 2-story remodeling project.
The existing structure was scanned to determine the necessary reinforcements that were made with a combination of concrete and steel framing structures.
Silvestre Engineering was in charge of the engineering field supervision during construction time.

* ALTAMONTE SPRING SURGICAL CENTER *
Total area: 30,800 square feet
New 2-story project based on concrete blocks, cast in place concrete and steel framing decks plus columns and beams.

* LAKE MARY OFFICES AND WAREHOUSE *
Total area: 69,300 square feet
New 2-story project based on the construction of concrete blocks, steel framing and pre-fabricated hollow slab system.

* OVIEDO MAGNOLIA CENTER: TECHNICAL SCHOOL AND OFFICES *
Total area: 90,000 square feet
Three story building with an “Insulated Concrete Forms” wall system “Amvic ” and cast in place concrete slabs “Amdeck”.


 

 

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