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Fort Worth’s New West 7th Street Bridge

Fort Worth, Texas

Fort Worth, Texas

The $26 million West 7th Street Bridge was completed in November 2013, with work beginning in January 2012 and onsite work starting May 2013. This project replaces a century old bridge with a wider driving surface and wider pedestrian walkways. It is also the world’s first precast network arch bridge which allowed for completion in less than 150 days as opposed to a traditional design which would have taken over a year.

Steve Holley (24) and Mike Svob (24) worked with Sundt to provide a full range of products including chemicals, epoxies, fasteners, tools, lumber, turnbuckles, and braces. This project was a joint effort between our Fort Worth branch and our North Texas Rental location.

Thanks to Steve and Mike for their hard work on this project.

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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.

2013 San Antonio CMC Service Awards

Service Awards are given each year in the spring to honor the dedication and commitment employees have given to Commercial Metals Company (CMC). Each year awards are presented to employees that have been with CMC for 5, 10, 15, 20 or 30 years. This past week Service Awards were presented to employees in our San Antonio Branch.

San Antonio, TX

San Antonio, TX

Pictured from left to right: Scott Williams (VP CMC Construction Services), Robert Cundiff (25 years), David Tripp (5 years), and Carlo DeSanto (Branch Manager).
Thank you everyone for your years of hard work, dedication, and service to CMC.

2013 Northwest Houston CMC Service Awards

CMC Construction Services Northwest Houston Service Awards

Houston, Texas

Service Awards are given each year in the spring to honor the dedication and commitment employees have given to Commercial Metals Company (CMC). Each year awards are presented to employees that have been with CMC for 5, 10, 15, 20 or 30 years. This past week Service Awards were presented to employees in our Northwest Houston, Texas location.

In the picture John Ballard (right) was awarded his 15 year Service Award the Houston Northwest Branch Manager Tony Rodiguez.

Congratulations to John Ballard and thank you for all of your hard work over the years.

Kelsey-Sebold Houston Administration Expansion

Pearland, Texas

Pearland, Texas

The new 170,000 sq. ft Kelsey-Sebold administration complex in Pearland, Texas is set to open in August 2013. When complete, this $21 million project will house 600 full time employees. The complex will become a central location to support Kelsey-Sebold’s physicians and clinics throughout the Houston area.

Bill Plouse rented Symons Steel Ply for the tunnel system and the complete tilt-up package including engineering, inserts and braces for the building. Gamma Construction also purchased vapor barrier, redwood expansion joints and lumber for the panels.

Thank you to Bill Plouse for your hard work and the information on this project.

Texas State Highway 19

Huntsville, Texas

Huntsville, Texas

In 2012, Smith & Company started work on a $14.36M highway construction project just outside of Huntsville, Texas. The complete project consists of four lane highway improvements on SH19, including exit and entrance ramps between IH-45 to Hwy 30. Pictured above are the columns that will be used to hold the road signage along the highway.

These columns were designed using job built ¾” plywood face, aluminum stiffeners, 20 mm tie rods with plate washers, flange nuts and channel collars.  They are braced with Shepler’s pipe braces each side. The columns are tapered, 26’ high with a 4’2” ID base and 2’9 ID top.  CMC Construction Services supplied the fabricated rebar, forms and chemicals including form release and Simpson anchoring epoxy.

We would like to say thank you Debra Samson (55) for providing the story and images for this project.

McLennan County I-35 Bridge Expansion

McLennan County I-35 Bridge Expansion

Waco, Texas

Construction began in July 2012 on two bridges in Waco, Texas over the Brazos River and is expected to be complete by the fall of 2014. This project will increase I-35 to three lanes each way to ease congestion in the area by extending the frontage lanes over the river.

The bridge is a unique design known as an “extradosed bridge” that will be unlike all other bridges in Texas and there are only two such bridges in the United States. This type of bridge is a hybridge between a standard girder bridge and a cable suspension bridge. There will also be 46 ft. twin towers, lights and a walking trail that will connect to the existing riverwalk below.

Britt Sims (24) worked closely with our vendor David Stevens with OCM to sell all the overhang brackets on this bridge project to Lane Construction. In addition, Britt has also supplied embed hangers, waterstop, Shepler’s Premium Release SB, power tools and wall ties on the project.

Thanks to Britt Sims (24) for his work on this project.

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