Steel Penetrations

One of the stats given on the Solaris project (presented by the BIMForum SCI and Weitz) was the number of steel penetrations incorporated into the model: 18,000 (5,000 reinforced). The number of penetrations enabled the design team to locate ceilings directly at bottom of steel. The reason: to add an extra floor to the building while meeting Vail height requirements. I think these images speak for themselves:

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