The Ft. Worth Arena has circular stairs leading to the entry level as shown in the image below. The AAS team custom fabricated the stone pieces using wet-pour architectural precast concrete to realize the design vision of concentric circular pattern.
Precision Engineering, Design Assist, Construction Assist
- The AAS team developed custom molds for unique radial shape of the stone pieces required for stair treads at every step/level.
- The molds design included the circular grooves required on each stone piece.
- The shape, size and tolerance for each stone piece was confirmed in the design phase using CAD drawings.
- The project team provided detailed settings plan that identified position of every stone piece.
The in-house color lab developed batch mixes to coordinate color of the precast concrete panels with the dry vibrant-tamp cast stone, and GFRC panels used on the exterior façade & surrounding support buildings of the arena.
Detailed engineering enabled stair treads design to dissolve with the overall end user experience.