Evergreen Community College

Project Summary

Buildings with rectangular shapes are often chosen for their cost-efficiency and simplicity in design. However, the San Jose Evergreen Valley College's Student Services Complex breaks away from this convention with its unique shape that features smooth curves forming a 74,000 SF “J”. This complex design adds intricacies to the steel construction process, necessitating sophisticated detailing, fabrication, and erection.


To ensure the success of this project, XL Construction enlisted JD2 to provide budgeting, design input, and cost-saving solutions for the structural steel as the design progressed. JD2 was subsequently brought on as a design-assist trade partner and successfully kept the steel package within budget for the final design.


Effective communication and experienced workmanship throughout the detailing, fabrication, and erection processes were key to making this complex steel structure design appear as straightforward to construct as a simple rectangular building. Through careful planning and execution, JD2 overcame the challenges presented by the unique design of the Student Services Complex and delivered a successful project. As a trusted expert in steel construction, detailing, fabrication, and erection, JD2 is equipped to handle your next project. Contact us today to learn more.

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