Architect: AC Martin
Project: Wilshire Grand
Products: Customized Expansion Joint Covers & Architectural Louvers
Los Angeles’ captivating lifestyle and endless opportunities are why people gravitate to this mecca of culture and tourism in California. Adding to its appeal, the city is now home to the tallest building west of the Mississippi – Wilshire Grand Center. Located in the heart of downtown LA, this 73-story structure stands 1,100 feet tall, and includes a 900-room InterContinental hotel, five restaurants, and multi-floor, Class A office space. It also features an alluring, glass skylight, which cascades like an elevated waterfall above the entrance.See the full story
Project: Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital
Located on the San Andreas fault line, California building code mandates strict seismic standards for new construction. Our multi-axial corridor expansion joint cover system seamlessly connects the new hospital tower to the existing structure while the exterior moat covers visually unite the landscape and sidewalk with the structure. Designers also selected our infill sunshades for ultimate sunlight control, PediTred entrance flooring, and Acrovyn handrails, crash rails, and corner guards.See the full story
Architect: HNTB & STUDIOS architecture
Project: California Memorial Stadium
Products: Custom Stair Riser and Treads
Since 1923, the Golden Bears have played football on the Hayward Fault, which runs from goal post to goal post in UC Berkeley Memorial Stadium. Seismic upgrades were necessary due to the fault’s “creep” producing numerous cracks, offsets, and gaps in the structure. The historical value of the stadium had to be considered since it was modeled on a Roman Coliseum and is on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. The CS Expansion Joint Cover team worked closely with HNTB to create a unique system of stair risers and treads to ensure that fans, students and athletes would be safe in the event of a seismic event.See the full story
Project: Temple University Science Education and Research Center
Products: SC & SRJW
This distinctive project required careful consideration of the location of the cover. The low wall would be potentially subject to pedestrian traffic, vandalism and skateboards - all of which could damage the cover plates. CS' solution was to provide a heavy-duty stainless steel roof cover.
Project: San Francisco International Airport
At the time of construction, this five-story terminal was the world's largest base isolated building. It was critical that the seismic joint covers accommodate four-way movement up to 36" with minimal impact on the design. CS helped design and detail each of the floor, wall, ceiling and exterior covers. The covers were tested to prove each design would function properly during an earthquake.Aviation Video
Project: DeYoung Museum
The project team utilized advanced strategies to design this fine arts museum located five miles from the San Andreas Fault. CS' MACC systems allow the corridors on the base isolated building to move up to 42" in any direction during a seismic event. On the exterior, the 60" wide custom covers are filled with the same unique, copper cladding as the rest of the building, which provides a seamless appearance to the facade.See the full story
Project: City Creek Center
City Creek Center covers two city blocks in downtown Salt Lake City and includes retail shopping, residential and office buildings, as well as parking garages. Because of its location on the Warm Springs Fault, the design focused on constructing a site that could withstand a 7.0 magnitude earthquake. CS' solutions were selected because the products could be integrated into the design without disrupting the site's functionality.
Project: Parkland Hospital
CS was challenged with seamlessly integrating a custom expansion joint cover solution into the glass curtain wall facade of this new Dallas hospital. The specifications required that the system withstand daily wind, water penetration and thermal movement, while maintaining the integrity of the building's exterior. CS' system successfully passed all full-scale testing to meet the design requirements.
Project: Adobe Systems Incorporated
This sweeping building is located on 38 acres and spans 90 feet across the highway, splitting the building in half and creating unique design requirements. CS proposed a glass-filled XLS solution, which met all of the movement and design specifications without interfering with the exterior's beautiful glass facade.
Project: Miami Shopping Center
Products: Expansion Joint Covers,Architectural Louvers
The shopping center’s design team selected a variety of CS louvers that would be resistant to heavy rain and wind while allowing optimal airflow throughout the complex. They also chose a seismic expansion joint cover system that would blend seamlessly into the building and shift effortlessly with the building’s natural movements.See the full story
Project: Fulton Center
Located next to the historical landmark Corbin Building, this transportation hub required lateral movement of the 18" joint openings. CS' multifaceted design team developed unique joint covers and used XLS on the facade of the structure to incorporate a stainless steel infill panel.
Project: Dell Children's Medical Center
Products: Corner Guard
CS products that helped the project include Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Silver Acrovyn® interior wall protection, PediTred® LP entrance flooring and expansion joint cover systems as well as Acrovyn® Doors. Additionally the Acrovyn® interior wall protection and PediTred® LP products carry the CS building product transparency label.See the full story
Project: Mineta San Jose International Airport
Aesthetics were just as important as performance in the design of this airport. CS was called upon to incorporate unobtrusive expansion joint covers that did not impact the inside or outside of the design. CS' solution was a custom 25" XLS system that fit seamlessly within the 34" wide CENTRIA metal panels.
Project: LA Emergency Operations Command Center
It was necessary to surround Los Angeles' most earthquake-proof building with CS' seismic moat covers to allow the building to withstand a maximum credible earthquake, free of gaps and openings. The SSRW seismic moat covers, MARC roof covers and XYP floor covers were designed to allow for 27" of movement. CS worked closely with the architect early on in the design of the expansion joint covers to eliminate problems that may have occurred later in the project phase.
Project: Corporate Headquarters
The 383,000 square foot campus is home to 1,400 corporate employees. In order to meet the requirements of the project without compromising aesthetics, CS provided an elegant and sustainable glass-filled XLS solution.
Project: Washington University School of Medicine
Because structural movement could not be determined on this older building, FEMA required an unprecedented 26.6" movement for roof and wall joint covers. CS developed a custom design and confirmed its efficacy by rigorously testing the solution on their in-house cycle table. CS also provided a MARC roof cover that can withstand wind gusts of 90 PSF without component failure.
Project: Utah State Capitol
To provide a seismic upgrade to this landmark building, the architect specified CS gyrometric cabs (MACC) and SSRW seismic moat covers to work in conjunction with the base isolators to provide egress during seismic activity.
Project: Pasadena City Hall
This seismic upgrade to this distinct public building called for 33" of movement in all directions. CS provided a custom SSRW system filled with stone pavers around the building's perimeter. The building is LEED® Certified at the Gold level.
Project: Cathedral of Christ the Light
This building is located three miles from the Hayward Fault and 16 miles from the San Andreas Fault, in Seismic Zone 4. The building is 12 stores high, needing to survive a 1,000 year earthquake similar to the great San Francisco earthquake of 1906. CS' XLS Series and SSR Series expansion joint covers, hidden by insetting the surrounding finish materials, were utilized in this unique moat design. Both models are able to span the 33" moat while accommodating the movement and aesthetic requirements for this landmark cathedral.See the full story
Project: Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels
This 11-story cathedral was constructed to withstand an 8.4 magnitude earthquake. The entire building sits on base isolators, allowing it to move 24" in all directions. The moat surrounding the building is concealed by CS' SSRW moat covers, which are filled with materials that match adjacent finishes.