Commercial and Recreational Complexes

Convention centers in Pennsylvania and Texas, stadium and sports venues in Florida, Michican, Maryland and more recently in Quebec, a national museum in Virginia, are only a few of the major projects on which ADF was invited to collaborate because of its proven expertise.

These types of projects often call for a double expertise, that is, the know-how in structural steel and in architecture. In fact, the design of these buildings includes and showcases a large number of architecturally exposed structural steel (AESS) for which a particular attention is to be given to the finish of the product.


Metro Dade County Cultural Affairs Council


P.A.C.B. (Performing Arts Center Builders) J.V.
Odebrecht / Haskell / Ellis Don (aka “PACB”)


Cesar Pelli & Associates


Ysrael Seinuk Group, NY

Given the complex geometry and the particular architectural features of this important American cultural and artistic center, this contract presented interesting challenges for ADF’s team. This center of 45 987 square meters (495,000 square feet) is made up of two main buildings linked by an exterior pedestrian bridge.

ADF fabricated over 9,700 tons of structural steel and miscellaneous and architectural metals needed to complete this project, of which 14 main trusses weighing 40 tons each for the Concert hall and 18 trusses each weighing 65 tons for the Ballet hall.  This project extended over a two-year period.