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remarkable structure in
Toronto's financial district has
twisted/rotated floor plates.
also supplied its TITAN HV modular shoring
system for another project in Brooklyn that
spanned 54 Noll and 123 Melrose streets.
"This sprawling project in Brooklyn featured architectural angled columns at the
perimeter, causing floor-to-floor shoring
variations and unique shoring conditions
that were easily and safety accommodated
by the TITAN HV shoring system, allowing
the contractor to meet the aggressive schedule," Bacon says.
In Toronto, TITAN's equipment was used
to create a 272,400-square-foot, 26-story
smart building with three subterranean
levels. "This remarkable structure located in
Toronto's financial district featured twisted/
rotated floor plates in the tower supported
by a massive four-foot-thick transfer slab
on the fifth floor, which is further supported by four commercial levels and corkscrew-style underground parking below,"
Bacon describes. "Our engineering team
designed the lower levels with the TITAN
HV shoring system to meet the challenges
of the two-way sloped parking areas and
complicated commercial floors."
The transfer slab was shored using TITAN's
ALU 11K shoring frames in conjunction with
TITAN's XL350's reshores. The extreme cantilevers resulting from the offset tower floors
were supported by TITAN's A-Frame truss
system and allowed the customer to achieve
a three-day shoring cycle.
TITAN also designed the shoring system
for Memorial Stadium in Bloomington, Ind.
The addition and renovation encompassed
82,400 square feet over three levels. "With
uneven grade conditions, aggressively steep
and short slopes, 45-foot-high ring beams
60 inches deep, this job required the use of
every single type of TITAN equipment to
creatively accommodate the tremendously intricate design challenges under an
extremely rigid timeline," Bacon says. "As
seen on TV, the stadium remained open to
the team and fans during construction."
The company had inflexible dates to
hit for engineering and delivery between
games and practices. Access roads had to be
created for full access to bus traffic requiring
60-foot shoring towers. "This job was one of
the first projects to feature our new TITAN
XL aluminum shoring, capable of shoring
up to 24 feet eight inches with a single post
shore and avoid the expense of stacking
frames," Bacon notes.
The company plans to continue to meet
the needs of contractors by expanding its
inventory with new and complementary
equipment and systems that allow it to
reach new heights. "We are constantly
pushing new ideas and products out the
door," Bacon says. "Coming up with new
and innovative products is key. These new
products are our way of following through
on equipping builders to succeed."
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