Archive for March, 2011

Central Texas LCRA Power Plant

La Grange, Texas

LCRA plays a variety of roles in Central Texas: delivering electricity, managing the water supply and environment of the lower Colorado River basin, developing water and wastewater utilities and providing public recreation areas.

CMC Construction Services (CMC CS) was recently involved in one of the LCRA projects, the Fayette Power Project, near La Grange Texas. The plant had three columns repaired using the Symons Max-A-Form system. Minarcik Construction placed a 6” “concrete jacket” around each column and then poured in 8’ 0” lifts. Using the Symons system allowed the columns to be formed without tying or anchoring materials to the existing columns.

Ben Pratt (02) worked with Minarcik on the formwork for the job and CMC CS College Station branch supplied the complete package of concrete accessories including: water stop, slab bolster, epoxy and rebar.

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has recognized the Fayette Power Project (FPP) for being accepted into its Clean Texas program, which recognizes organizations and facilities for exceeding environmental standards. FPP is the first coal-fired facility in Texas to be recognized at the gold level, the second highest level in the voluntary program.

Maurice Water Treatment Plant

Maurice, Louisiana

Cecil D. Gassiott, (,  is constructing a water treatment plant in Maurice, LA. Previously, the plant owner Pete Lowe had used Meva Imperial he met with Heath Starns (41) and Gene Couvillion (47) to discuss the features and benefits of the MevaLite. After learning more about the system, Lowe decided to use MevaLite in construction

CMC CS supplied several accessories including bar supports, waterstop, form release, epoxy, chamfer, concrete equipment and filter cloth through our Alexandria location. Both the Houston Rental Yard and Baton Rouge Rental Yard have shipped material to the jobsite in Maurice.

Thanks to Billy Aponas, Gene Couvillion, Heath Starns, Robert Gore and Robert Gray for their hard work on this project.

Broward County Children’s Reading Museum

Tilt-Con is constructing a 10,000 ft2 Children’s Reading Center as part of the new 55,000 ft2 Young at Art Museum, The museum will feature five galleries, studios, a theatre, a teen center and green space. The facility will be LEED certified and is aiming to create a national model that will transform art education.

CMC Construction Services engineered the Reading Museum and according to the contractor it “went up without a hitch”. This building is the only tilt-up building that has one side leaning 7 ft. and the second side leaning 4 ft.  Tilt-Con used Shep Power Lift inserts and braces during construction. The superintendent on the job, Tom Vanderpool, was very happy with the results of the Shep Tilt-Up products and the engineering services.

Thanks to Robert Hays (61) and CMC CS engineering team for their hard work on this project.

Children’s Museum of the Low Country

Charleston, South Carolina

The Children’s Museum of the Low Country in Charleston, South Carolina is receiving a new water exhibit as part of their garden area expansion.  Coastal Rock Productions, a customer of CMC Construction Services, presented the final design to CML and is constructing the new interactive exhibit.

CMC Construction Services pitched in by donating the rebar.  Additional donations came from Holcim Concrete, Lowes and Sherwin Williams.  For more information on the museum visit

Aspen Power Plant

Lufkin, Texas

The first biomass power plant is nearing completion in Lufkin, Texas. Aspen Power will use the facility to produce up to 52 megawatts of energy per hour. To create the energy, the plant will burn wood chips making steam that will power a turbine generator.

Rollin McCleskey (51) sold a truss screed on the jobsite that was used on the loading ramps. The screed had to have special rollers attached to the side in order to allow the screed to drop 6” below the pre-poured edge. The screed was then used up hill to complete the ramps.

Meva Lite and other accessories were sold throughout the project.

Thanks to Rollin McCleskey and the Conroe branch for their work on this jobsite.

%d bloggers like this: