No injuries on a dangerous NESHAP ACM/demo project on the Showboat Theatre, which was built in downtown Freeport, Texas in 1942. In May, a portion of the walls fell when the roof collapsed. Since the building was built so many years ago, no rebar was used in the original construction. This made demolition on the other walls dangerous. ARC kept the area safe for a nearby gas station, which was only three feet away. Good work by ARC’s Houston general manager Rick Rickels, Ramon Mendoza and Danny Rico.
“Work culture” is the type of organization, the staff, the principles, policies and values of the work place. So what kind of culture has ARC’s founder and chief executive officer Ron Daniel created for his company? A Baseball Team Culture, literally. Recently, ARC set-up its corporate office in a Texas Ranger suite at the Globe Life Park in Arlington. Annual crawfish boils and other social events are common occurrences at ARC. Daniel celebrates his team as often as possible saying “They’re great people, and they are why ARC is successful.”
It took about two weeks for our New Orleans team to abate the asbestos on a Conti Street warehouse. The project consisted of 50,000 square feet of floor tiles, 40,000 square feet of transite and some roofing on four buildings. ARC General Manager Jon Dayton oversaw the six-figure project. The proposed redevelopment would include a multi-family development, shops and restaurants. According to developers, if approved, construction would start in 2017 and last 18-24 months. Watch a television news story on the project here.
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.