Fogo de Chao at J.W. Marriott
filed under: renovations, hospitality
MMI provided the structural engineering services for the renovation of the two- story restaurant, Fogo de Chao, in the J.W. Marriott Hotel. The existing first floor construction consists of a 7” post tensioned concrete slab which was modified for the installation of new utility lines. Existing post-tensioned cables were locked with anchors and cut out to make room for the new lines. The new floor was designed to be concrete cast on metal deck and spans from the building to the edge of the new balcony. It supports a live load of 100 pounds per square foot. A custom metal staircase was designed for the restaurant which is constructed from welded plates and hangs from the third floor.
The new three story balcony structure was designed to replace the existing at the canal street facade. The new steel structure was designed to attach to the existing concrete columns and support two levels of exterior dining on Canal Street.