Over 2,000 tons – that is how much steel we erected at the new student union building on Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s campus. With that much weight you would expect the building to look like a colossal mass sunk in the ground; instead, it appears more to hover above the ground, suspended by its giant steel wings, ready to take flight at any moment.
The ikon.5 architectural firm and Thornton Tomasetti’s engineer team are to thank for this captivating building design. Because ERAU is an aeronautical school, they wanted the building to invoke a bird in flight. Of course, this is much easier said than done. Making 2,000 tons of steel look as light as air is no easy task, but, then again, no task is too big for Superior.
Erecting one steel rod after another, we were able to make the ERAU student union take flight. We are thankful to the architectural and engineer teams on this project for placing their trust in us – they needed a steel erecting company that wouldn’t let them down, but lift them up, so we made sure to do just that.
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Superior Rigging & Erecting was founded in 1952 and has locations in Atlanta, Ga. and Orlando, Fl. Since, we have developed a reputation for completing complicated projects with ease. Services offered include: crane rental, heavy transport, machinery moving, millwrighting, precast architectural, ride system install, specialized rigging, steel erection, steel fabrication, and warehousing. With wide-ranging services and more than 65 years of operation, Superior Rigging & Erecting offers seamless solutions to the most complex projects. Comprehensive rental options include: cranes, forklifts, tractor-trailer, accessory equipment and more. Benefits of choosing Superior Rigging & Erecting include an expansive equipment fleet which ensures quick availability, a comprehensive preventative maintenance program resulting in safe productivity and a commitment to a zero-accident environment, implemented with an active safety staff requiring complete, ongoing training. Superior Rigging & Erecting: making the tough jobs look easy since 1952.
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