BJC Solar Canopy

BJC Solar Canopy

St. Louis, MO Ben Hur was contracted to fabricate and erect the structural steel support for a solar canopy on top of an existing precast parking structure on the BJC Campus in St. Louis, MO. The project consisted of 400 tons of galvanized structural steel, and installation of light gauge Super Purlins, which supported 4547 solar panels provided by our customer for the project, Day and Night Solar. Lightweight specialized hoisting equipment was required due to limited site conditions and load capacities of the garage. This success on this project has led to more opportunities with Day and Night Solar....

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Centene East Parking Garage

Centene East Parking Garage

Clayton, MO The largest precast parking garage Ben Hur has erected. Thirteen levels; 1,700 structural pieces and 170 cladding pieces. The ground level of the garage is 50 feet below grade and the adjacent street. The job required substantial temporary bracing and to the minute load scheduling due to the highly congested urban...

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Toyota TMMI Utility Bulding

Toyota TMMI Utility Bulding

Princeton, IN Ben Hur Steel Worx furnished approximately 350 tons of steel used for a Utility Building expansion and Mechanical Trestle at the Toyota campus in Princeton, Indiana. The majority of the project consisted of galvanizing frames and bents. Logistics and deliveries were critical as space was at a premium on the project site....

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C-17 Two Bay Corrosion/Fuel Cell Hangar

C-17 Two Bay Corrosion/Fuel Cell Hangar

Pittsburgh, PA Ben Hur was contracted to erect the structural steel and miscellaneous iron at the Pittsburgh Air Reserve Station for the conversion of the base from the C-130 aircraft to the C-17 aircraft operation and maintenance. The project design and oversight was performed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The structure consisted of a two bay hangar and three mechanic shop buildings (approximately 2,800 tons, 115,000 sf with 18 trusses spanning 204′). The conversion of the 911th Airlift Wing from the C-130 aircraft will accommodate up to eight C-17 aircraft when complete. The C-17 aircraft will be maintained and operated at the 445th Airlift Wing, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio until the project is complete....

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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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