VanBoxmeer & Stranges Structural Engineers
Tricar Condominium
Sarnia, Ontario

This project is near design completion and was proposed to be a two phase development. The original scheme was to include two towers each approximately 15 stories in height with 3 levels of parking structure below the towers.

The structure has been designed using load bearing concrete walls and a Hambro floor system. The parking structure was designed using two way concrete slab with transfer girders to carry the tower structure where the bearing walls could not be carried down to foundations. The foundations required the design of a raft slab. This was the requirement of the geotechnical engineers as the soil would not support additional stress that what was removed during excavation.

The drawing production was completed using Autodesk Revit. the powerful Building Information Modeling software which is gaining popularity in the consulting industry.