FORM MARKS - Bleigh Construction Company

FORM MARKS
®
SUMMER 2007
EFCO Supports Increasing
Cement Manufacturing
Hannibal, Missouri
The first of the three structures is the
Burner building. This structure requires
two elevated slabs measuring 7,500 sq. ft.
each. The first floor rose 17' above the
base slab and the second measured 43'
above the base. Slab thickness would
range from 9" to 36" inches. Bleigh used
the EFCO E-Z DECK® system to shore and
form each slab. One of the unique challenges
of this structure is that the location of
varying beams ranging from 36" to 60" as
well as voids in the slab created the need
to shore over 25% of the upper slab from
the base slab approximately 40' below the
deck. E-Z DECK towers were assembled
at full height and moved into place. The
total weight of one level supported by the
system equaled 1.75 million lbs.
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The EFCO PLATE GIRDER System
is the only way to go for a wall of this size
and thickness.
J.T. Eastburn
Superintendent, Bleigh Construction
Bleigh also used the EFCO PLATE GIRDER®
system to form 28 columns ranging in
height between 14' and 24'.
EFCO provided Bleigh with a solution to
form the two kiln piers the largest of which
had two pier walls measuring 46' long by 32'
tall and 4'-6" thick. These walls would later
support a 8'-0" thick slab. The EFCO solution
involved the PLATE GIRDER system to form
one wall in two pours and then reconfigured
to pour the smaller walls.
The EFCO PLATE GIRDER system used in
conjunction with EFCO Combination Bias
Corners formed the Raw Mill Grinding
Foundation, a 18' tall octagonal structure
containing over 660 cu. yds. of concrete.
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Bleigh
Construction
Company,
of
Hannibal, Missouri is the contractor
awarded the bid to build a foundation
package for the existing Continental
Cement site. The Continental Cement
Company is the only supplier of Portland
Cement in the Midwest and demand for
concrete is reaching all new heights.
Once in place, the wider
post spacing allowed easy access for
them to move parts and machinery
through the building.
Bill Berhorst
Foreman, Bleigh Construction
Bleigh has used EFCO forms for many
years, but this was their first time with the
E-Z DECK system. Bill Berhorst, Foreman
for Bleigh Construction had this to say
about the E-Z DECK system. “Installation
of the E-Z DECK towers took half the time
as compared to traditional steel frame
scaffold systems.”
Louie Vannatta........................Project Manager
J. T. Eastburn............................ Superintendent
Bill Berhorst........................................ Foreman
Julian Nixon............... EFCO Territory Manager
Toby Welch................................EFCO Engineer
Allen Mathes................ EFCO Field Supervisor
Building a Cement Plant
Louie Vannatta, Project Manager
Bleigh Construction Co.
In this ISSUE, EFCO focuses on
EXTREME HORIZONTAL CONCRETE
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