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.
Likely the largest asbestos abatement project in the history of the state of Texas, ARC Abatement's work on 1401 Elm Street in downtown Dallas began in August 2014. The building, Elm Place, is 52-stories and 1.3 million square feet. A challenging aspect of the project is the sheer volume of materials to be abated is approximately five million square feet of materials. ARC will have use of 12 of the 27 elevators that will still be operational to move the hazardous materials. The estimated completion date of this eight-figure contract is October 2015.
ARC's Shreveport office is overseeing the 500K square foot, three-story Robinson Center asbestos abatement project, which totals in the high six-figure dollar amount. Our work preps the total renovation Little Rock Convention Center. The 76-year old municipal auditorium closed July 1, 2014 and is scheduled to re-open in Fall 2016. The Robinson has been home to some of the most famous performers and productions since it opened. Shows and performances include Elvis, Bob Hope, Eleanor Roosevelt, Willie Nelson and Mikhail Baryshnikov.
Two projects in Waco,Texas: First is a high six-figure project combining interior demolition, asbestos abatement and lead-paint removal as part of the renovation of Building 9 at the Central Texas Veterans Health Care System (CTVHSC). Second is a seven-figure project abating the lead and asbestos of the interior of a World War II-era airplane hangar in Waco. The hanger is being renovated to match current industry standards to retrofit the space and make it viable for one of the largest Waco private employers, L3.