The Canadian Museum for Human Rights opened in the fall of 2014 in Winnipeg. It was the first national museum to be built since 1967 – and the first ever outside of the National Capital Region. The architectural design for the museum was selected from an international competition that included 62 submissions from 12 countries. Built at a cost of CAD 351 million, the 24,500-sq.-m museum is envisioned to be an iconic symbol of Canada. The winning design by the Antoine Predock is inspired from by unique Canadian culture and the historical importance of the land it occupies.
From a structural perspective, the project highlights the benefits and importance of modern tools and technology associated with 3D modeling of complex geometric forms. It also emphasized the adaptability and limitless advantages of structural steel framing, which resulted in smaller gravity load carrying members, more economical foundations, compact connections and linkages between various building components, lightweight long-span floor framing with large column-free areas and greater overall flexibility in terms of adoptability to future space reconfiguration. The speaker will address the technical challenges in executing an elaborate design of concrete, glass and steel, and also address the challenges of working on a project with stakeholders located in six geographical locations over five time zones.
The Canadian Museum for Human Rights building in Winnipeg has won multiple prime awards for its architectural and engineering design including the 2014 Global Best Cultural Project Award from Engineering-News Record, 2014 Canadian Consulting Engineering Award for Excellence in Engineering – Schreyer Award (top award) and 2014 Canadian Institute of Steel Construction (CISC) National Award of Excellence in the Engineering Category.
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Mr. Neb Erakovic, M.A.Sc., P.Eng., is a principal of Global Buildings Group of Toronto-based office of CH2M HILL. He is involved in all major building sectors, with a focus in design and management of structures with high architectural complexity and collaboration with signature architects.
Neb has progressive and diverse international experience working on large scale projects and is known for delivering complex ‘first of a kind’ structures. He finds satisfaction in the simplification of complex issues for implementation into practical and constructible architectural concepts.
Neb serves as a voting member on the Canadian Institute of Steel Construction Committee - Code of Standard Practice and also the CSA Technical Committee S806 for Design and Construction using Fibre Reinforced Polymers.