Steel Pergola in Plaza del Edificio L, Rafael Landívar University, Guatemala

Engineer Enrique de León, a Guatemalan Dlubal Software customer, presents a beautiful steel pergola project by which a rarely used space has been renovated in the 'L' building of the San Francisco de Borja SJ campus at the Rafael Landívar University in Guatemala City.


To support the roof and shape of the pergola, double T-section steel beams and columns have been used. The rafters supporting the roof are made of cold-formed cross-sections; the roof itself consists of a thermoacoustic sheet with a ventilation monitor, resting on the main structure.

Structural Analysis

The structural modeling and analysis was carried out in RFEM 6, optimizing the design using the Steel Design add-on, thus verifying the safety and compliance with all the ultimate and service limit states required in the standard.

Location Rafael Landívar University, Plaza Edificio L, Campus San Francisco de Borja S.J.,
Guatemala City, Guatemala
Promoter Rafael Landívar University
Structural Design Eng. Enrique de León
Contractor EJF Proyectos, CINDU Guatemala
Architectural Design Arquitectos Asociados

Project Specifications

Model data

Number of Nodes 144
Number of Lines 171
Number of Members 163
Number of Surfaces 0
Number of Solids 0
Number of Load Cases 4
Number of Load Combinations 3
Number of Result Combinations 6
Total Weight 10.940 tons
Dimensions 82.02 x 14.63 x 65.6 feet

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