Audain Art Museum

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Scorpion Yielding Connectors provide high ductility in building's BRBF bays

The Audain Art Museum will house a unique collection of British Columbia art in the heart of Whistler Village, and will be a pillar of the cultural tourism experience in Whistler. The building’s unique, raised design called for an enhanced seismic performance. Equilibrium leveraged the performance and modular versatility CAST CONNEX Scorpion Yielding Connectors to provide high ductility in the building’s short buckling restrained braced frame (BRBF) bays.

Owner: Audain Art Museum Foundation
Architects: Patkau Architects
Structural Engineers: Equilibrium Consulting Inc.
General Contractor: Axiom Builders
Steel Fabricator: George Third & Son, Ltd.
Connection design and detailing: Somerset Engineering Group
Steel Erector: KWH Constructors