Business As Usual
Finishing a week ahead of schedule, ARC removed asbestos plaster walls on all three floors of an old elementary school building that houses the archives of former Louisiana Gov. Mike Foster in his hometown of Franklin. The project took 60 days, and all of ARC’s work was performed while City Hall (first and second floors) and the museum (third floor) remained opened to the public. This six-figure project was under the direction of ARC’s Baton Rouge/New Orleans general manager Jon Dayton. Gov. Foster was in office from 1996-2004.
After breaking ground on the $26 million renovation of the Denver RTD Civic Center Station, ARC Abatement Denver is abating asbestos on the aging, dilapidated Denver Union Station. 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.
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.