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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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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University of Notre Dame Indoor Practice Facility

University of Notre Dame Indoor Practice Facility

South Bend, IN 111,400 square foot indoor practice facility for the University’s Football, Men’s Soccer, and Women’s Soccer programs. The facility includes 13-211′-0″ clear span trusses that required crawler cranes to hold the truss while a third crane erected the fill in steel. In addition to the steel scope we also erected 336 structural precast panes that will be used to support the masonry exterior....

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University of Cincinnati Nippert Stadium

University of Cincinnati Nippert Stadium

Cincinnati, OH Ben Hur Construction erected the structural steel as well as structural precast for the University of Cincinnati Nippert Stadium’s new 4 story luxury suites and press box. The structure leans, between 10 and 18 degrees, away from the playing field by design. The new building houses 115,000 square feet of space for the fans to enjoy both UC football and FC Cincinnati (USL) soccer.   Nippert Stadium was orginally opened in 1924, making it one of the oldest stadiums still in use today....

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NKU Health Innovation Center

NKU Health Innovation Center

Highland Heights, KY This project was a part of NKU’s renovation of one of the two oldest buildings on the campus.  It included a 5 story structural steel frame fabricated by Geiger & Peters.  This project had three unique aspects: one being the first project completed with the additional requirement for the erector to provide it’s own indpenedent testing services, the second being the requirement for a State of Kentucky Engineered Erection Plan with a Peer Review, and the third was the way (4)   2 3/4″ diameter rods were used to support the 2nd and 3rd floor balcany’s from a 60′ W44x262 beam at the roof level....

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University of Kentucky Student Center

University of Kentucky Student Center

Lexington, KY The University of Kentucky Student Center project consists of 360,000 square feet (247,500 square feet of new construction and 112,500 square feet of renovated construction). The new construction includes a movie theatre, bookstore, and food services for the largest University in Kentucky. The renovation consists of two buildings – one constructed in 1938 and the other is the Alumni Gymnasium which in 1924. The Alumni Gymnasium is where Adolph Rupp started his storied career with the Wildcats. Ben Hur fabricated and erected the structural steel and installed the miscellaneous steel package for this...

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