Wizarding World of Harry Potter
BASE Consultants is the Structural Engineer of Record for the Village of Hogsmeade, which includes destinations from the beloved series such as Ollivanders, Zonko’s, The Three Broomsticks, and the Owl Posts. The project consisted of several new structures, partial or complete demolition of existing structures and reconstruction/modification to existing structures within the project area. The buildings involve extremely complex geometry and steel framing. Coordination with various trades including MEP and themeing were crucial due to the exposed structural nature of the buildings. BASE developed 3-D analysis/design models of geometrically challenging structures based on pictures, scale model and conceptual architectural drawings; these models were used as a shell for the construction documents phase architectural plans development; effort involved closely working with the site conditions of an active theme park for site adaptation and modification of existing structures. BASE also collaborated with PCL and their fabricators during the construction phase providing connection design, expedited shop drawing review, and performing field observation visits thus optimizing work flow, re-design, re-engineering and re-work associated with connection designs, related shop drawings and site fit up issues.