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CN Railway New Car Repair Shop

Location: Memphis, Tennessee Canadian National Railway (CN) reconstructed its Johnston Yard facility located at 2921 Old Horn Lake Road in Memphis, Tennessee.  This project included the construction of a new classification yard, departure tracks, receiving tracks, yardmaster tower, car shop, offices and locomotive shop.  Burr & Cole was the Prime Designer on this project. This project consists of a pre-engineered metal building, 45,000 total square feet, of which 36,000 s.f. of railcar repair shop facility and 9,000 s.f. of office and support.  The repair shop is high bay with approximately 30 feet clear.  The low bay office and support is approximately 12 foot eave height.  It had a total construction cost of $4 million.  This was a fast track, design...
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Holy Rosary Catholic Church Parish Life Center

Location:  Memphis, Tennessee Architect:  Hord Architects This is a multipurpose project that houses a gymnasium, administration center, youth room, kitchen, and other associated spaces. Also included in the Burr & Cole scope of services was a demolition plan for 5 residences and the parish rectory.  We coordinated utility removal.  A covered walk connects the building to the existing sanctuary.  Additional parking spaces were included in the design....
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Presbyterian Day School (PDS) Renovations

Location:  Memphis, Tennessee Architect:  The Crump Firm This two-story building on the 2nd Presbyterian Church campus consists of an early childhood center, gymnasium with a full-sized basketball court, lifetime fitness and a mechanical room. The structure is comprised of steel frame composite concrete slab with reinforced concrete masonry.  This addition to the existing building and adds approximately 83,800 s.f. of new construction. The building addition was designed per High Seismic Zone requirements as governed by the International Building Code 2006. The seismic design incorporated a site specific seismic evaluation.  The seismic occupancy category was considered a substantial hazard to human life and therefore was designed for higher seismic forces than an ordinary building....
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