Copa Cabana Expansion

Project: Low-Rise Commercial Addition Location: Niagara Falls Developer: Copa Cabana Restaurants Architect: Raimondo & Associates Storeys: 2 Structural Material: Structural Steel Lateral System: Diagonal Braces & Moment Frames Floor System: Composite Steel Deck Project Status: Complete

I was responsible for the detailed design of the foundations and steel framing for this restaurant addition. This project had unique complexities including a cantilevered exterior feature stair; a retractable glass roof which required very high deflection tolerances of the supporting steel framing; and large openings in the roof diaphragms which required horizontal trusses to direct load to the diagonal braces.