Student Housing on its way up at Stevens

Stevens Institute of Technology is looking to the future with one of its most ambitious infrastructure projects. Construction of The Student Housing and University Center is set to redefine its campus community and culture. Two new residential towers, one 16 stories and the other 18 stories, that will provide much needed campus housing options for nearly 1,000 students once completed and safe.

McLaren’s Construction Engineering team is working with Orange County Ironworks, LLC Works on the steel connection design and erection means and methods for the two-truss pedestrian bridge that will connect the two student housing towers via the third floor.

A unique challenge our team had to overcome when erecting these trusses was the inability to use shoring towers to temporarily support the truss chords as it was being erected and installed. Instead, we installed the top chords first then the remaining members in a particular sequence.

Find out more about how we are helping construct this glass enclosed bridge that will one day provide the New Jersey university with stunning views of Hudson River and mid-town Manhattan.

Posted on: Jul. 30, 2020