W Hotel and Residences

Dallas, Texas

Project Description

This 33-story hotel and condominium tower is 439 feet tall and contains 252 hotel rooms and suites and 61 luxury residences.

Scope of Services

After unexplained breakage of glass within an installed glass balcony railing system, CDC was hired to investigate the conditions, and peer review the project drawings and calculations. We concluded that the railing stanchion plates were overstressed. CDC modeled the condition in ANSYS, analyzing stress and deformation of the materials under design loading - demonstrating that the design was not adequate to resist loads applied. CDC designed a new, structurally adequate stanchion plate within the thickness and width constraints of the existing conditions.

CDC Client


Original Design Architect


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Date of Project Completion