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Overton Square Trimble Courtyard

Location:  Memphis, Tennessee Architect:  LRK (Looney Ricks Kiss Architects) The recent revitalization of the historic Overton Square allowed us the opportunity to work on the new Trimble Courtyard which includes a large outdoor stage and magnificent tower featuring giant wind chimes. This courtyard has a capacity for approximately 500 guests. We preformed the structural design on the stage structure as well as the civil engineering design for this area....
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Brinkley Plaza Tier 1 Seismic Evaluation

Location:  Memphis, Tennessee Brinkley Plaza was built in the 1920’s and renovated to be an office complex in the mid 1980’s. It has approximately 220,000 SF. Burr & Cole performed a seismic evaluation of these existing buildings in accordance with ASCE/SEI 31-03 “Seismic Evaluation of Existing Buildings”. We performed a Tier 1 Evaluation and evaluated the structures for the Life Safety Performance Level as defined by ASCE and for 3/4 of the seismic force level resistance that is contained in FEMA 310....
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Tier 3 Seismic Evaluation of the Clifford Davis/Odell Horton Federal Building

Location:  Memphis, Tennessee Burr & Cole Consulting Engineers, Inc. performed a seismic evaluation of the Clifford Davis / Odell Horton Federal Building in Memphis, Tennessee.  The Clifford Davis/ Odell Horton Federal Building is located in the Central Business District at the intersection of Front St. and Poplar Ave.  It is situated on the bluff, one city block east of the Mississippi River.  The building is owned and operated by the U.S. General Services Administration.  The building provides space for number of federal agencies including U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, law enforcement agencies, courts, and others. The purpose of the study was to assess the building performance during a seismic event, identify its vulnerabilities and develop recommendations for retrofits.  Our report...
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