Project Description

Salt Lake Community College, Jordan Campus

State-of-the-art conference rooms, meetings, rooms, and event space.

The SLCC Jordan Campus Student Center is a 2-story, 50,000 square foot, higher education building with complicated geometries. Project launch began in 2019 with design, detailing, value engineering, and fabrication. DuraFuse collaborated closely with the entire design and construction team throughout the process. Construction onsite commenced early in 2020 and continues on a smooth trajectory towards its scheduled finish line in 2021.

DuraFuse was great to work with. They were able to adjust to the varying conditions in the building and provided unique details at their connections when needed. They were a true partner.” – Jerod Johnson, Principal, Reaveley Engineers

DuraFuse Frames brought tremendous value to this signature campus project by providing significant weight savings while accelerating fabrication and erection schedules during the value engineering process coupled with a competitive licensing fee and the following outlined benefits of incorporating this innovative product:

  • Decreased frame weight
  • Decreased fabricated frame cost
  • Faster construction, erection, and fabrication
  • Absence of field welding and absence of costly CJP shop welding
  • Elimination of seismic bracing required by ANSI/AISC 341 Sec. D1.2
  • Significant reduction in protected zone requirements per ANSI/AISC 341 Ch. D1.3 and I2.1
  • Ability to depart from high-ductility seismic compactness limits, thus further enhancing economy
  • Considerable decrease in owner inspection costs
  • Better performance through increased joint stiffness and frame optimization
  • Straightforward design and widely available materials and design/detailing tools
  • Outstanding fragility curves leading to unmatched resilience characteristics
  • Repairability

Ram Structural System was used to analyze and design the DuraFuse Frames system beam and column sizes and complete drift checks.”


“I think that the benefit of DuraFuse is two-fold. First, their new connection provides engineers with another alternative, another option. Moment frames work in many situations and the value of another connection cannot be understated. Plus, DuraFuse connections allow for a wider range of acceptable sizes allows for lighter weight structure. Second, DuraFuse provides a resilient connection that should be repairable after an event.” – Jerod Johnson, Principal, Reaveley Engineers