Bedford Square is a new mixed-use community combining a renovated/converted historical firehouse and multiple new buildings ranging from two to four stories. It features residential and commercial facilities.
The project consists of a combination of non-load bearing cold-formed steel framing and load bearing cold-formed steel framing. Each of the buildings utilized cold-formed steel roof rafter framing and floor joist framing attaching to both structural steel beams and cold-formed steel beams. Cold-formed steel framing was also used for the stairs, interior mezzanines and exterior raised platforms.
This project had many unique architectural features, including complex roof geometry and several curved architectural openings and canopies. The architect and engineer of record relied on cold-formed steel framing to create curved framing that would support gravity and lateral wind loading. Various features were curved in either vertical or horizontal directions, many times without supplementary structural support.
This project received first place in the Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute Design Excellence and Innovative Detail Award ceremony.