Tower 9 DeKalb
Glass Con Global 2018 – Hurricane and Bomb Blast
At this year’s GlassCon, Will Laufs will be presenting Extreme Glazing Load Case Studies: Hurricane and Bomb Blast. The abstract will focus on large transparent building facades with minimal support structures that are subject to numerous project-specific safety requirements that challenge the engineer working to achieve this high level of performance. Two case studies respectively frame the arguments for hurricane-impact and blast resistance: Ground Zero World Trade Center Tower 3 Entrance Lobby, NYC and Norton Museum Extension, West Palm Beach, Florida.
“Shelf Life” by LeCavalier R+D with LaufsED
SHELF LIFE by LeCavalier R+D, was a finalist for the 2018 MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program. The proposal intervenes in the material systems of logistics to recontextualize a major but invisible part of many people’s daily lives: the industrial pallet rack. Therefore the project is made of RACKS, TRACKS, and STACKS. Laufs Engineer Design was proud to provide structural engineering support and lament it will not be realized this year.