CFS - Non Load Bearing

Metal stud framing has been used for decades to support exterior and interior cladding systems. These wall and soffit systems have typically not been part of the main vertical load resisting systems, however, they do need to have sufficient strength to resist the lateral wind and seismic forces. Typically industry practice leaves these systems to the contractor to “design-build” the most economical system. We have over 30 years of experience designing these systems to provide our clients the value engineered shop drawings needed to competitively build their projects.

Sea Tac Airport

Project: Sea Tac Airport
Use: Airport Concourse
Location: Seattle, Washington

Structural Services: DHP provided the exterior and interior metal stud design and detailing. Special detailing was created to provide allowance for vertical and horizontal movements separate from the main structure.

Allied Health Building

Project: Allied Health Building
Use: Health Facility
Location: Puyallup, Washington

Structural Services: DHP provided the exterior and interior metal stud design and detailing for this health facility. Special detailing was created to provide allowance for vertical and horizontal movements separate from the main structure.

Harned Learning Center

Project: Harned Learning Center
Use: Educational Facility
Location: Tacoma, Washington

Structural Services: DHP provided the exterior and interior metal stud design and detailing for this 4 story facility. Special detailing was created to provide allowance for vertical and horizontal movements separate from the main structure.

Dreamlifter

Project: Dreamlifter
Use: Airplane Fabrication Hanger Facility
Location: Everett, Washington

Structural Services: DHP provided the cold-formed steel exterior wall design that utilized 3-story full length studs. Special one its kind connection details were developed to allow for two directions of movement at each connection level, allowing for both horizontal drift and vertical deflection

Gaia

Project: Gaia
Use: Mixed-Use
Location: Berkeley, California

Structural Services: We provided the cold-formed steel framing design for this project that included exterior wall systems. This project required the use of the spandrel, infill, and by-pass panel systems with detailing to accommodate building drifts and vertical floor movements independent of the exterior wall system. An interior shop drawing package […]

Evergreen Hospital

Project: Evergreen Hospital
Use: Hospital
Location: Kirkland, Washington

Structural Services: We provided the cold-formed steel framing design for this project that included 137,000 SF of exterior wall systems. This project required the use of the spandrel, infill, and by-pass panel systems with detailing to accommodate building drifts and vertical floor movements independent of the exterior wall system. An […]

The Bravern

Project: The Bravern
Use: Retail, Office & Residential
Location: Bellevue, Washington

Structural Services: We provided structural design services for exterior and interior wall framing systems at the lower levels. Special detailing attention was given to the connection between the wall panel and the floor slab at each level. A stucco finish system was used that required the exterior […]

Chukchansi Resort & Casino

Project: Chukchansi Resort
Use: Casino Bar
Location: Coarsegold, California

Structural Services: We provided structural design services for 152,000 SF of exterior wall framing and the interior element features. The work was planned in phases to minimize disruption of the gaming operations. During design process we worked closely with the architect and the Tribe’s Development Board, providing design options, […]