ACI Gateway Project - Mexicali, Mexico - Calexico, California
Grenier Engineering, Inc. served as consultant for the foundation design of the Aggregate Product, Inc. Gateway Project. This project received the Merit Award in 2008 Engineering Excellence Awards by the Consulting Engineers and Land Surveyors of California and the Finalist Project Award in the 2007 Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards by the National Council of Structural Engineers Associations. The API project features a conveyor system between Mexico and the United States.
The 2003 Best Green Building Project was awarded to the Milagro Community in Tucson, Arizona. Grenier Engineering, Inc. was the structural engineer on this challenging collaboration. The project featured adobe walls and various shading features to decrease the thermal effect. At the time, it was one of the largest adobe building in the United States.
Museum of Northern Arizona
Grenier Engineering, Inc. (as Ellison and Grenier Engineering, Inc.) performed structural engineering services for the construction of a new 17,000 SF “green” Easton Collection Center. The building has been registered through the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED certification program as a Platinum LEED designation and embodies the best principles of environmentally sustainable design. One of the structure’s innovative features includes an extensive living roof, planted with native grasses and wildflowers and designed to provide a high degree of insulation for the structure and to slow run-off from the building onto the surrounding landscape.
Grenier Engineering, Inc. served on the restoration team of the Fox Tucson Theatre and received several award recognitions including the Arizona Best of 2006 for Renovation/Restoration by the Southwest Contractor and the Excellence in Structural Engineering Award to the Structural Engineering Association in 2006. This project saw the transformation of a 1929, abandoned and neglected movie house into a fabulous destination spot in downtown Tucson.
Unisource Energy Office Tower
Grenier Engineering, Inc. received the Merit Award for the 2012 Structural Engineers Association of Arizona for New Buildings, over $10 Million. This project had a highly unusual and challenging facet. The interstitial stair go from level 4 up to level 9, with intermediate landings that are "floating" with no columns. This required the steel tube section stringers to extend back under the raised floor and weld to embed plates, allowing the stinger to both cantilever past the edge of the concrete slab and to provide continuity for a three dimensional tension-thrust stair system. An additional design item that required extensive design and creativity was the entry lobby window wall and cantilevered canopy. The glass window wall extends 43', requiring steel tube mullions designed integral with the window wall system.