The AGO`s impressive glass and glulam façade wall was the main feature in Frank Gehry’s building rejuvenation project. Retained by glulam supplier Structurlam Products, David Moses was the specialty timber project engineer for the work on the 2520m² façade while at Equilibrium Consulting. The concepts, detailed design and engineering were carried out for thousands of complex and geometrically different connections. In addition to the considerable challenges in geometry, many connections were also required to carry large axial and bending forces along multiple axes in combination, while accommodating stringent construction tolerances and aesthetic requirements.
Client: Structurlam Products
Architect: Frank Gehry