With giant steel canopies creating the feel of a canyon, the 1,200,000 square foot expansion of The Phoenix Convention Center was designed to capture the geographic features of Arizona.
Schuff Steel was hired as the major steel contractor on the project, and was responsible for all steel fabrication and erection. The Phoenix Convention Center expansion project required 17,000 tons of structural steel to complete a four-level 1,200,000 square foot building, parking structure, pedestrian bridge and underground exhibit hall.
The existing convention center remained open throughout the construction of the expansion, making scheduling and safety a challenge for the Schuff Steel team. Limited access in a congested worksite also posed a number of difficulties.