IMEG design of Trumpf Smart Factory named SEAOI’s Best Industrial Project
IMEG Corp.’s design of the Trumpf Smart Factory in Hoffman Estates, Ill., was named Best Industrial Project in the Structural Engineers Association of Illinois (SEAOI) 2019 Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards. IMEG provided structural design for the project, along with MEP, fire protection, audio/visual and security design.
IMEG, as the engineer of record, worked with the architect and owner to develop a vision that would meet Trumpf’s expectations: a completely open showroom with columns on the perimeter of the enclosure, with glazing on the north and south elevations of the building providing a see-through appearance from the road. To realize this vision, the roof structure would need to clear span 150 feet. Following exploration of alternatives, the design team ultimately decided on Vierendeel trusses (manufactured using Trumpf’s own machinery), allowing employees, clients, and other visitors to walk through the roof structure on a catwalk and view the showcased equipment from a higher vantage point.
The award was announced SEAOI Annual Awards Banquet held June 22.