Lansing, Michigan – 2160 Tons
The new home for Michigan’s House of Representatives is a combination of three buildings in one. Using 800 tons of structural steel, Douglas Steel raised the height of the existing Board of Water and Light building to 15 stories. Across the street, Douglas Steel framed a new 12 story building with 730 tons of structural steel. Bridging between the two new buildings is an eight story office structure framed with 630 tons of structural steel. Many of the beams and columns on this project are of jumbo proportions. By employing the cost management concept, this project was literally built as it is designed. Steel was ordered during the initial weeks of design with detailing and fabrication following closely behind. Structural design was by Desai/Nasar, Inc.