Get a Whiff of This
While removing texture from tanks and retaining walls at the Trinity River Authority (TRA) water treatment plant in Dallas, ARC GM Steve Chappell knew his crew would be aromatically challenged. Steve faced the smell himself at meetings on-site, dubbed “Funkytown” because of its rank odor. “The place reeks, and it cannot be ignored,” said Chappell. Who better to hold their nose and successfully complete the unpleasant six-figure project than a top U.S asbestos abatement contractor. No job is too funky-smelling for ARC Abatement.
After breaking ground on the $26 million renovation of the Denver RTD Civic Center Station, ARC Abatement Denver is handling structural demolition on the aging, dilapidated facility. Renovations will include nine bus bays, a glass-enclosed terminal building, an open view from 16th Street Mall to the State Capitol and a building that is easier to maintain and repair long-term. The station is a hub for 18 RTD bus routes serving about 15,000 passengers daily, and also serves as a turnaround point for the 16th Street Free Mall Ride shuttle.
ARC is an integral part of the communities where we have offices. And when disaster strikes, ARC rallies. First, our Louisiana GM Jon Dayton worked with Livingston Parish first responders to transport 50 flooding victims to higher ground. Later a bridge collapsed over the Tickfaw River that had Jon stranded himself. Then, hours later, 200 ARC employees –loaded with HEPA vacuums, shovels, bags, anti-microbial chemicals and other materials — headed east. We worked at Tanglewood Elementary where about four feet of water stood.
Texas’ Biggest Abatement
After a change of ownership delayed the project, ARC is back on the job in JR Ewing’s old office. Our current crew of 60 is abating the asbestos at 1401 Elm Street in downtown Dallas. ARC General Manager Steve Chappell says they have the bottom seven floors left plus two lower level floors. He says the crew will increase to 80-100 workers to complete the project in November. Likely the largest asbestos abatement project in the history of the state of Texas in terms of size, Elm Place, is 52-stories and 1.3 million square feet.