Energy R&D Building

State University of New York

Location: Binghamton, NY
Weight: 795 tons
Project Year: 2014

As featured in STRUCTURE MAGAZINE, November 2018!

A new 105,000-square-foot Energy R & D building was constructed at Binghamton University in Binghamton, New York. It represents one of a series of laboratory research facilities planned for the university. This $45 million research facility will house physics and chemistry programs focused on energy technologies of the future.

The extensive use of curved, round HSS members as a structural framing system and the primary visual components of the architecture are what makes this project unique. Use of BIM was essential to creating and visualizing the many complex shapes needed to model each element and produce the Construction Drawings. Autodesk Revit was used as the BIM platform.