On behalf of the Structural Engineering Institute’s (SEI) Maryland Chapter, Nicole led a construction tour of the MICA Dolphin Building project site. The project is located on the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) campus in Baltimore, Maryland. Nicole, the lead structural engineer on the project, was able to introduce the project’s unique design and structural challenges to a group of enthused SEI members.
The project is nearing steel erection completion which allowed the group to navigate to the fifth floor of the building providing a different perspective of the building’s site. The structure is directly adjacent to property lines, an existing building and a light rail stop. The building features exposed structure on the interior with main wind force resisting columns on the outside of the building. On the tour, Nicole was able to visually show how a thermal break material was sandwiched into the connections that connect the interior structure to the exterior columns. An open floor plan also provided the group with nice views of the area.
HFA’s Tyler Graybill and Mark Bland were also fortunate to join the tour and cheer on Nicole. Great job Nicole!