The CertainTeed facility in Shakopee, Minnesota needed a structural analysis to determine the allowable capacity of the roof structure. TKDA was hired to perform the analysis of the 460,000 SF metal deck on steel framing roof.
TKDA provided CertainTeed with the allowable live load ratings of the roof structure and recommendations for the areas that did not meet code-required roof loadings. Among the project’s challenges, the facility was constructed in multiple phases and eras, resulting in the need to analyze different types of construction and steel strengths. TKDA operated under a very short timeline to deliver the results and recommendations that allowed CertainTeed to meet code requirements.