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Renaissance Center & Parking Garage

Location:  Memphis, Tennessee This 8 story plus partial basement, 190,000 SF office building was designed with composite steel, special moment frames and seismic design.  It is a Class A office building with a 3 story open lobby area.  The outside is adorned with reflective blue-green glass. The Parking Garage has 3 levels with spaces for 435 cars and is approximately 150,000 SF.  ...
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Premcore / Valero Pipe Bridge Over Nonconnah Creek

Owner:  Valero Memphis Refinery Location: Memphis, Tennessee The Premcore / Valero Pipe Bridge Over Nonconnah Creek is a 514 foot long, 29 foot wide, 3 span bridge with bulb-tee beams using cast-in-place composite decking.  The bridge was originally designed for one-lane HS15 truck loading plus a heavy utility piping load.  Burr & Cole was involved in the design of the preliminary bulb-tee beam.  We also were involved in the Substructure Design including cast-in-place composite deck design, intermediate bents, abutments, and foundations.  We performed the seismic design for the structure as well....
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Memphis/Shelby County Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library

Location:  Memphis, Tennessee Architect:  Looney Ricks Kiss Architects This $65 million library is built on a 12 acre urban site in Memphis.  It is 6 stories including a basement, garden level and mechanical penthouse.  It is 330,000 SF and was constructed with a one-way pan joist system using concrete shear walls.  A monumental stair is the centerpiece of this public gathering space.  In addition to the material collections, public reading rooms, and staff workplaces, the fully accessible building provides public meeting rooms that are available after hours, and bookstore, as well as a public radio and TV studio....
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