Posts Tagged ‘engineering services’

iFly Indoor Skydiving Landing in Frisco

I Fly - TAS

Frisco, TX

Opening in late 2013 Frisco is set to land an iFLY Indoor Skydiving facility. When complete this 8,500-square foot facility will feature a 14-foot diameter vertical wind tunnel capable of speeds over 170 mph.

Russell Frank (24) is working with Haskell Construction and TAS Dallas to provide lifting inserts and brace rental along with Silcoseal 2000F Bondbreaker, Mega Shore shoring, and Thermafoam EPS for Block Outs. Engineering services were provided by the group in Dallas.

A special thanks to Russell Frank (24) for the information and pictures for this story.


Embassy Suites Hotel

Houston, TX

Houston, TX

Embassy Suites hotel is building a new 262 two-room facility in downtown Houston, near the George R. Brown Convention Center and Discovery Green Park. The 6,000 square foot facility will have 20 stories with 3 serving as underground parking. The hotel will also include meeting space, a rooftop swimming pool, spa and fitness center, restaurant, street-level café and wine bar. The hotel is projected to bring more convention business to town, which will increase the business at other downtown hotels, restaurants, and other attractions in the city.

David Moland  is supplying Linbeck with the rental material for the job. Steel-ply is being used for the mat foundation, while Meva Imperial is being used to construct the basement walls, shear walls and elevator cores. Dan Palmer is working with the concrete subcontractor, Xavier Structures, to supply the necessary CRP material that is needed on the job such as curing mats, form release and other miscellaneous items.

Below is a time-lapse camera that shows the progress of the job each day. Use the zoom feature to see the Meva Imperial that is being used on the job.

James Caldwell to Speak at the 2009 ACI Convention


James “Leroy” Caldwell

James “Leroy” Caldwell, P.E. has been selected to speak at the Fall 2009 American Concrete Institute Convention in New Orleans, Louisiana, November 8-12th.

Caldwell’s presentation on “Overhang Forming Design Calculations” will take place Sunday, November 8th at the New Orleans Marriott.  Overhang forming and bracket placement is a commonly overlooked calculation and if not done properly can lead to costly project failures, as well as site injuries.  Caldwell’s presentation will address how overhang brackets behave under various loading conditions and the appropriate procedures for performing the design calculations.

This years Convention entitled “Spice Up your Concrete”, will be held in culturally rich city of New Orleans, Louisiana.  The city is anxiously awaiting the conference’s arrival, as their original conference was canceled due to hurricane Katrina in 2005.

Caldwell has a Masters of Engineering in Civil Engineering Structures and Applied Mechanics from UT Arlington and has been in the construction industry for over 40 years.  He is also the designer of the widely used “Gyro Lift” lifter, a standard in tilt-up construction.  Caldwell currently works for CMC Construction Services as a senior engineer overseeing several tilt-up construction projects the company is currently involved with.

Stephenson Executive Center


Columbia, South Carolina

The Stephenson Executive Center is a three floor “Class A” office building with zoning that provides a variety of uses. Kyle Weeks and Donald Jackson- Branch 80 in Columbia, South Carolina worked with the Carson Company of Savannah, Georgia to construct the 38,000 square foot building with between 30 and 40 tilt-up panels.

Several Shepler’s Performance Products were submitted and used throughout the projectincluding the Power Shep Lift insert and Shep 2000F bondbreaker. Carlos Duarte, Houston- Eldridge provided the engineering services.

Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center

Lafayette, LA

Lafayette, Louisiana

In Lafayette, LA, construction has started on Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center. The joint venture of The Lemoine Co. of Lafayette, Louisiana and Brasfield & Gorrie of Birmingham, Alabama is fast-tracked and crews have already installed site utilities, entrances, roads and parking areas.

The 396,000 sq ft. medical center is being constructed with structural steel.  MevaLite is being used on the concrete portions of the project.

Pat Sompol, from our Baton Rouge office, did the engineering for the job. CRP accessories used on the job include waterproofing, vapor barrier, Kurez DR, waterstop and Shep 1107 Premium Grout.

Rena Sanders and Steve Wilson have both worked closely with Lemoine Co. to keep the target completion date of summer 2011 on schedule and within budget.

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