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ADRIAN SMITH + GORDON GILL - WILLOW CREEK COMMUNITY CHURCH

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Auditorium Coordination: Trusses, Ductwork, Catwalk, & Shear Wall

1m 26s

Sara Beardsley of Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill takes you inside the Willow Creek Community Church, a 72,000 square foot worship facility in Illinois. She’ll walk you through how the team is using EIFS amongst other specifics. Watch along as animations bring her explanations of joists, trusses, and columns to life.   

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So we put CMU concrete block in between the steel and that was the most economical way in a building like this to create a shear wall. It could have also been done with diagonal bracing but in this case we were able to use the CMU to form the outside wall of the building. So it did two jobs architectural and structural and it was a good way for us to solve the problem.

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