Double Tee Slab SawingHouston, Texas
Houston was host the 2017 Super Bowl and the George R. Brown Convention Center is underwent a major expansion. In the parking garage ATI team members worked in two areas. They cut and removed eight spandrel panels above the garage which will allow large buses access. Second, the ATI team cut and removed 10’ x 60’ structural double tee slabs on the first and second floor to make access for the escalators and elevators. Each slab must be shored up from the bottom, and all operators are tied off. Because the parking garage remained operational, ATI operators worked to minimize noise and vibration and to maximize safety.
The double tee removal is very similar to a job we completed several years ago when a car fire damaged a parking garage.
More details of the Houston Convention Center expansion can be found on their web site: http://houstonconventiondistrict.com/