Veteran’s Administration Connecticut Healthcare System Mental Health Access Expansion

West Haven, Connecticut

Iron Engineering provided the cold-formed steel stud design for the exterior walls of this one-story, 12,000-sf addition. Design considerations included Anti-Terrorism Force Protection (ATFP) standards for blast loads at the exterior walls. Special welded embedded plates were placed at the foundation wall and slotted angles were installed at the roof. This allowed for the accommodation of roof deflections while maintaining the required blast load connection capacity.