Interchange Improvements To Lead To Less Congestion To Airport
Gilchrist Construction Co., LLC is on schedule for the $125M design build interchange located at Loyola Drive and Interstate 10 in Kenner, Louisiana.
PE stamped formwork drawings
Complex Formwork Solutions
The Louisiana DOTD project includes two elevated flyover ramps connecting Interstate 10 to the newly built Louis Armstrong International Airport. EFCO and Gilchrist partnered early in the design build process to strategically plan complex forming solutions and meet the demanding project schedule. The project location is a very limited right of way in the middle of an active interstate with heavy traffic volume and congestion. The specifications on this project included Louisiana PE stamped formwork drawings and calculations, architectural concrete finish and wind load bracing requirements.
Unique “Champagne Glass” shaped Column Formwork
Monolithically Poured Formwork | Column Caps
EFCO’s primary scope was the Delta “Champagne Glass” shaped columns, which included architectural Column reveals on both column formwork faces. The 40′ (12.2 m) tall (maximum height) columns were monolithically poured with the column caps built into the top of the column formwork. The column cap radial soffits have custom tapered (12″ to 6″ (300 mm to 150 mm)) fillet corners. The PLATE GIRDER® formwork system used for this project was configured to handle varying concrete dimensions. It was also designed to be cycled through the project with minimal re-assembly or shipping of additional system components. EFCO’s warehouse drilled several hundred custom bolt holes to accommodate the varying concrete dimensions and corner fillets as well. ◊