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About the Customer

Company: Gilchrist Construction Company

Project Location: Kenner, Louisiana

Formwork Specialist – Memphis

AJ Shipman, EFCO Sr. Territory Manager
Mark McCarty, EFCO Sr. Field Supervisor
Jeremiah Curley, EFCO Engineer

Project Requirements

Formwork Columns

Delta “Champagne Glass” shaped columns which included architectural reveals on both column formwork faces

Formwork Column Caps

Monolithically poured with the column caps

Column cap radial soffits have custom tapered (12″ to 6″ (300 mm to 150 mm)) fillet corners

Heavy Traffic Area

The project location is a very limited right of way in the middle of an active interstate with heavy traffic volume and congestion

PE Stamped Formwork Drawings

Louisiana PE stamped formwork drawings and calculations, architectural concrete finish and wind load bracing requirements

Formwork Used


Project Overview

Gilchrist Construction Co., LLC is on schedule for the $125M design build interchange located at Loyola Drive and Interstate 10 in Kenner, Louisiana. The Louisiana DOTD project includes two elevated flyover ramps connecting Interstate 10 to the newly built Louis Armstrong International Airport.

Customer Benefits

Varying Dimensions, Only One Product

The PLATE GIRDER® formwork system used for this project was configured to handle varying concrete dimensions.

Easy Assemble & Re-Assembly

It was also designed to be cycled through the project with minimal re-assembly or shipping of additional system components.

Loyola Drive and Interstate 10
Kenner, Louisiana
Loyola Drive and Interstate 10
Kenner, Louisiana
Loyola Drive and Interstate 10
Kenner, Louisiana
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