Posts Tagged ‘tilt-up construction’

Leroy Caldwell Featured in “The Structural Engineer Newsletter”

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Leroy Caldwell, P.E. (22) has been with CMC Construction Services since July 2009 and recently had an article published in The Structural Engineer Newsletter. His article identified the challenges faced by tilt-up construction engineers and crews with newer “flag shaped” panels and how to successfully manage the process.

Leroy is a graduate of The University of Texas at Arlington and was with Dayton Superior for 28 years before joining us. He is highly esteemed among his colleagues for his work ethic, knowledge, field experience, and his sense of humor.

We would like to congratulate Leroy on this accomplishment and thank his for all of his hard work. If you would like to read Leroy’s featured article click here.


2013 TCA Convention

2013 TCA Convention

The TCA Annual Convention is THE premier gathering of the global tilt-up industry. This year’s event is packed with outstanding education that you are sure to find inspirational and incredibly valuable. The opportunities to improve your product are abundant at convention. Whether it is receiving feedback on a new adhesive, learning a new foundation detail, discovering efficient methods for troubleshooting cracks or saving money on rebar caps by ordering your steel with a hook, your work WILL improve as a direct result of your participation.

Hope to see you Monday!

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.

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.

Wheatland Towne Crossing

Dallas, Texas

Spring Valley Construction is expanding the Wheatland Towne Crossing shopping area with nine (9) additional buildings. The shopping area will include: PetsMart, Office Depot, Dollar Tree, Party City and 4 additional retail shells. The CMC Construction Services Engineering Department in Dallas was given the 220-panel job on July 11, 2011 and was able to step up to the challenge of completing the first “for approval” drawings in four (4) working days.

This job allowed our Dallas location to demonstrate services outside of the typical consumables such as liquid color, stamp designs, tube cutting, in the field panel layouts and engineering’s ability to design projects with minimal use of strong-backs.

A special thanks to James Caldwell (22) for his above and beyond attention and hard work on this project.

The American Institute of Architects 2011 Conference

New Orleans, Louisiana

On May 12-14, the AIA hosted its national convention in New Orleans, Louisiana.  Commercial Metals participated with a booth that represented CMC divisions from throughout the company.  Jimmie Ballard, National Tilt-Up Product Manager, represented CRP and educated architects & engineers about the benefits of CMC’s tilt-up products and services.

The (3) day event brought in the top design professionals and more than 800 exhibitors from around the country.  Along with the expo there were 200+ planned program offerings, including pre-convention workshops, theme presentations and continuing education learning units (CEUs).  AIA is the leading professional membership association for licensed architects, emerging professions and allied partners and has nearly 300 state and local chapters.

SC Electric and Gas Operations Building

Charleston, South Carolina

Branch 82 in Charleston, South Carolina is working with Citadel Contractors on the SC Electric and Gas Operations Building, a new tilt-up construction project in Charleston. Donald Jackson (80) and Kyle Weeks (82) aka “The Dynamic Duo” worked with Jason Swagert (VP), Ted Powell (PM) and Superintendent Glen Griffith to provide the total package of construction products and services on this project.

Products include:

Thanks to Jim, Charlie, Robbie, Matthew, Ryan and Gene for making it happen each day!

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