This two-block, multi-use sustainable development project encompassed over 325,000 square feet and includes a four-story Nature Research Center to expand the existing NC Museum of Natural Sciences, office space for over 900 NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources employees, and a 700-space parking deck
Working in collaboration with two separate design teams on the Green Square Project, faulkner edc’s Tommy Faulkner (while working with his previous firm) served as principal in charge and special inspector of record for the special inspections and construction materials testing on this project. The program included testing and inspection of the superstructures, including concrete, structural steel, masonry, spray-fireproofing, and more. In addition, Mr. Faulkner and his designees provided roofing and building envelope consultations and performed envelope inspections on the green roof terrace and the iconic Daily Planet. Finally, he managed leak testing for wall systems, and designed structural supports and performed breakage assessments for the lobby LCD ribbon through a collaborative approach with the North Carolina State Construction Office to verify the safety of various constructed elements.