NVIDIA Corporation – Endeavor Building
Location: Santa Clara, CA
Owner: NVIDIA Corporation
Engineer: Nishkian Menninger
Contractor: Devcon Construction
Concrete: Central Concrete
Slag: LeHigh Hanson
This landmark project in Santa Clara, CA is 500,000 sq. ft. in size and has two levels of subterranean parking for 1500 vehicles and two levels of office space above ground. This unique triangular-shaped building, designed with a major focus on the seismic concerns for this Northern California geographical region, required just over 50,000 CY of structural concrete. Approximately 32,000 CY utilized 50% supplemental cementitious materials (SCMs) — with at least half of this consisting of ground, granulated blast furnace slag. The NVIDIA building is supported by a foundation that ranges from 2.5 to 3 feet in thickness and 40-foot-long steel braces that make up the buckling-restraining braces – a design approach that assists in resisting lateral forces during earthquakes, and steel cores encased in concrete. The top-level parking and the office-level slabs were post-tensioned decks that consisted of high early strength concrete and over five miles of cables.