The challenge of this project was coordinating the veil structure, exterior stairs and building cover with other trades, as well as connecting the main structure with architecturally exposed structural steel (AESS) to view sloped columns.

A post-Steel Day event was hosted by AISC for students from George Washington University on the site that included an introduction to AISC, an overview of the project from SteelFab and a construction site tour of the project. The students gained an understanding of how steel is used to find an innovative perspective on building projects and how construction teams work together to meet expectations.

We, in cooperation with the steel fabricator SteelfFab Inc., have also received the Washington Building Congress Craftsmanship Award, which was presented to the project team leaders, Mikolaj Zak and Tomek Pasierb, for their exceptional work on a very challenging project.

This project was mentioned as an award winner in the 2018 April/May publication of the Bulletin Magazine.

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“SteelFab’s work on the International Spy Museum project was exceptional starting from the design process, and continuing through installation. Unlike most steel structures in which the primary framing members are concealed from view, the sloping steel columns on the museum are a main design feature meant to be visible from afar. These columns were 75 feet in height when fully assembled, weighed 28,000 pounds each, and were all custom-built out of steel plates, taking almost 1,000 fabrication man-hours to complete per column.” – 2018 Washington Building Congress Craftsmanship Award description

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