Grandfather Mountain New Top Shop
Severe wind, cold, snow and ice and the multi-story building profile required the use of the latest construction techniques to meet the harsh weather conditions for this landmark facility situated at the peak of historic Grandfather Mountain. The extreme wind pressures resulting from winds measured in excess of 150 mph required the design of durable, long life cycle structure, façade and roof systems that protect the building from wind, water and sub-zero temperature damage. Structures consisted of cast-in-place concrete, steel framing and heavy-duty cold formed steel framing. Exterior facade systems of recycled natural stone, stucco, precast concrete and impact resistance window and door systems along with a unique adhered PVC single-ply membrane system mimicking a standing seam metal roof were selected to meet the project objectives identified by the Design Architect and Owner.