University of Louisville North Endzone Expansion

University of Louisville North Endzone Expansion

Louisville, KY Ben Hur has been contracted by Coreslab Structures to install 410 pieces of Stadia precast. The project covers a wide variety of precast piece types including columns, rakers, wall panels, spandrels, single risers, double risers, double T’s, load bearing wall spandrels, flat slabs, and stairs. Ben Hur is using and MLC300 crawler crane with the VPC Maxer and 497,000 pounds of counterweight. The crane is placed on 80 crane mats installed on the playing surface in the North end zone. This crane was needed in order to erect the 2 largest load bearing wall panels in the top limits of the upper concourse. Each of the 2 panels weigh 72,360 pounds, are 86’ long and installed with a vertical rise of 27’ from end to end. The pick radius is 140’ at 116’ in elevation. The project also consists of 4 stair areas that present their own rigging challenges. Stair stringers weighing in excess of 15,000 pounds are manipulated into position by use of a 90 ton RT and 3 ton chain fall transfers. In most cases every stringer has to be transferred twice by the chainfalls....

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Franklin County Jail

Franklin County Jail

Columbus, OH Franklin County officials said the first phase of the project includes 900 beds for inmates. That will allow the closure of the current downtown jail, which opened in 1969. The cost is $175 million, funded by a quarter-cent sales tax that began in 2013. Future construction will eventually lead to more than 2,000 beds and the closure of the Jackson Pike jail facility....

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CareSource

CareSource

Dayton, OH Installation of architectural precast for Care Source in downtown Dayton Ohio....

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University of Cincinnati School of Business

University of Cincinnati School of Business

Cincinnati, OH Ben Hur erected the structural steel and architectural precast forming the new Linder College of Business building at the University of Cincinnati.  Ben Hur provided the design and installation of shoring for the largest cantilevered section, which when the building was completed, was supported by a roof  truss system (3 total areas of the building cantilevered between 10’ and 30’).  The 56 architectural precast columns provided support for a portion of this four-story, 1400 ton building. The roof has 29 different planes, making for some unique challenges. Ben Hur also installed the precast stairs, inside the 4 cast in place shear towers. There are 2 large elevated courtyards within the footprint of this structure. When open, this building will be home to more than 240 faculty open spaces, a 150 seat two story lecture hall, research labs, numerous exam and tutoring areas, and a 250 seat auditorium....

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