Pool House Steel Structure


One of the dis­tinct fea­tures of the pool house will be the struc­tural steel roof system.


All the 16 steel T‑shaped trusses that form the main roof are welded from 1‑inch thick flat plate steel.


After fab­ri­ca­tion, the trusses were deliv­ered to R.M. Lill, a metal paint spe­cial­ist to receive two coats of epoxy primer. This is where many of Calder’s sculp­tures were painted.


The steel perime­ter box beam sup­ports all the trusses and in turn is sup­ported on 6 steel columns.


Welder “squar­ing off” the mitered cor­ner of steel box beam. Notice the tem­po­rary steel “clamp” welded to two sec­tions to keep them in posi­tion for filler weld.


Trusses being hoisted into place with counter bal­anc­ing strap­ping. Each strap­ping con­fig­u­ra­tion had to find the cen­ter of grav­ity of the var­i­ous trusses.


The box beams were slot­ted to received the ver­ti­cal leg of the trusses. Once the trusses were in place and lev­eled, the slots were fill welded. 


All trusses set in place and the tem­po­rary exte­rior enclo­sure being prepared.