Structural Challenges Bring Great Rewards

Milwaukee Public Market

Milwaukee, WI

Services Provided: Structural

Milwaukee Public Market houses numerous food & beverage merchants, employs 120 full-time staff, generates annual sales of $10.5 million, and hosts a seasonal outdoor farmers’ market.

The Architect was very particular about the trusswork on this project, which required close collaboration with our Engineer.

The complicated structure boasts exposed truss frames with columns and part of the trusses outside the building envelope. This challenge involved providing a thermal break in the span of the structure.
The other challenge involved hanging the balcony from the roof structure. The challenges were successfully resolved, resulting in a structure featuring wood, steel, glass and brick.