Located on the corner of Broadway and Grand in downtown Oakland CA, the 186,000 ft2 4 and 5 story ConX moment frame structure sits atop a 2 and 3 story parking and retail concrete podium. Originally designed entirely as a concrete structure, ConXtech’s space frame characteristics allowed the architect unlimited flexibility in the residential units while maintaining optimal parking and retail layout below. With the speed of erection and reduction in overall building weight, ConXtech was able to provide substantial savings in the foundation and overall project schedule, with final completion four months earlier than the original design.
With the project covering an entire city block, changes in architectural finishes made the integration of the exterior wall system and the structural steel model a must. Each panel was modeled in conjunction with the structural steel enabling a rapid and seamless installation in the field.