Sessions and Events

Sessions & Events 

C = Duke Energy Convention Center; H = Hyatt Regency Cincinnati

Academy of Motion Pictures Museum

Wed, October 23, 2019 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM, C-Junior Ballroom C

The Academy of Motion Pictures Museum will open in Los Angeles, CA in late 2019. The project includes a spherical structure of over 300,000 SF of concrete that will house multiple theaters and exhibition halls. This session covers the innovative and complex design and construction considerations that brought this work of art to life.
Learning Objectives:
(1) Recognize approaches to design and construction of complex geometries;
(2) Describe innovative and new approaches to formwork design;
(3) Identify the benefits of shotcrete and the numerous applications;
(4) Explain innovative and creative ways to analyze complex geometries and verify code compliance.

This session has been AIA/ICC approved for 2 CEU/PDH credits.

Academy of Motion Pictures Museum – Part I Structural Design

Presented By: Derrick Roorda
Affiliation: Buro Happold
Description: The Academy of Motion Pictures Museum will be opening in Los Angeles, CA in late 2019. The museum will be inside a 5-story, 1930’s department store, which has been seismically upgraded with new reinforced concrete shear walls. Adjacent to the museum is a new reinforced concrete structure containing a 1,000-seat movie theater. The theater structure is supported by eight triple pendulum base isolation devices, all of which are elevated 15ft above the ground surface, that allow up to 30” of movement in order to reduce earthquake induced forces. This session will explore the unique and challenging aspects of the structural engineering analysis involved and how the ACI 318 code was applied for such a complex structure.

Academy of Motion Pictures Museum – Part II Construction

Presented By: Derrick Roorda
Affiliation: Buro Happold
Description: While Part I of this Technical Session covers the structural design of the spherical concrete and glass structure, Part II will explore the constructability of such a complex structure. Innovative techniques where implemented to create the beautiful shape and produce the desired concrete finish. 4” spherical precast concrete cladding panels were erected and used as formwork for the primary shotcrete structure to be applied to the inside. Construction sequence analyses were performed to determine and verify temporary formwork systems and de-propping sequence.

Upper Level Sponsors

Advance Ready Mix Concrete, Inc.
Anderson Concrete Corp.
Dugan and Meyers LLC
Euclid Chemical
Forta Corporation
Greater Miami Valley Chapter – ACI
Hilltop Companies
Irving Materials, Inc.
Indiana Chapter - ACI
Janell, Inc.
Largo Concrete, Inc.
Lebanon Chapter – ACI
Lithko Contracting, LLC
Messer Construction Co.
Northern California & Western Nevada Chapter - ACI
PERI Formwork Systems
PlanGrid - an Autodesk Company
Quebec and Eastern Ontario Chapter – ACI
RMD Kwikform
Ruttura & Sons
San Antonio Chapter – ACI
Terracon Consultants, Inc.
THP Limited
TWC Concrete Services, LLC
Webcor Builders
West Michigan Chapter – ACI