Prepping for Demolition
Work is underway on abating the asbestos in the "Eighth Wonder of the World," or the Astrodome in Houston, Texas. Harris County awarded the seven figure contract to ARC Abatement in November 2013. Rick Rickels, general manager of ARC's Houston office, will lead the project. He says the project will be completed in 274 calendar days, which includes down time during the special events at the stadium. The Astrodome measures 1M gross square feet. Click "Read More" below for a news story on ARC published by the Waco Tribune-Herald.
Bigger is Better
The $3.6M renovation of the Roosevelt Terrace Apartments in Baton Rouge, Louisiana did not begin until the asbestos in the 44 year-old complex had been safely removed. The most challenging aspect of the 90,000 square foot project was the timeline. Nine buildings are to be converted at the same time to turn 50 smaller apartments into 40 larger ones. The project, which began in April, was completed on-time and under the $242,000 abatement budget two months later.
LSU Campus Safety
ARC is removing asbestos from 15 apartment buildings on the main campus of Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge before they are demolished. The six-figure Nicholson Apartments project is on-budget and two weeks ahead of schedule. Keeping students and faculty a safe distance away has been accomplished by installing a six-foot high chain link fence around the entire project. Campus police are closely monitoring the entrance to the site to ensure only authorized personnel are allowed inside.
New construction techniques and materials were introduced when the Statler Hilton Dallas was built in 1956. It was the first hotel with elevator music, a TV in each room, a ballroom, conference rooms and heliport. It was here that Tina Turner sneaked down the backstairs when she left her abusive husband for good in 1976. Now under renovation, ARC is handling the asbestos abatement, mold removal and interior demolition on the 20-story, 500,000+ square foot hotel. The seven-figure project is slated for completion at the end of October.