120 Piedmont

120 Piedmont is Officially a Go!

The 120 Piedmont project, also known as Georgia State Student Housing, is ready to begin construction!

https://atlanta.curbed.com/2017/12/11/16762382/georgia-state-university-student-housing-tower-launching-construction

This 26 story, high rise in Downtown Atlanta consists of flat plate post tensioned concrete slabs, reinforced concrete shear walls, and a deep foundation using 18″ diameter auger cast piles.

See more on this project here:  GSU Student Housing

Rolfe Street Retaining Structures Progress

Here is a good picture showing the extents of the retaining structures for our Gables at N. Rolfe Street project in Arlington, Virginia.

 

Rolfe St. is a three building development with two residential buildings (approximately 403,000 square feet) with 395 housing units and a county transitional living facility with 14 housing units (approximately 16,500 square feet).  There is also an approximately 8,000 square-foot park on the site.

Building A is an 8 story cast in place concrete podium structure with timber framed units above.  Building B is a 13 story cast in place concrete high rise tower.   The transitional living facility is a 5 story cast in place concrete podium structure with timber framed units above.   All the buildings have significant retaining and subterranean structures.

See more on this project here: Gables at N. Rolfe

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Bainbridge Southend Construction Photos

Check out some recent construction photos for our Bainbridge Southend Apartment project in Charlotte, NC!

Bainbridge Southend is a seven story building with 5 levels of Type III timber construction over 2 levels of cast in place post tensioned concrete parking and retail. This 200 unit building is located on South Boulevard and directly adjacent to the Lynx Blue Light Rail line.  This project features an elevated pool deck, roof terrace, and town home units in addition to the apartment units.  Construction is expected to be complete in the summer of 2018!

Bainbridge Southend 1

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Bainbridge Southend 5

Gables at N. Rolfe St. Ready to go Vertical!

E+M’s Gables at N. Rolfe St. in Arlington, Virginia is ready to go vertical!

 

Rolfe St. is a three building development with two residential buildings (approximately 403,000 square feet) with 395 housing units and a county transitional living facility with 14 housing units (approximately 16,500 square feet).  There is also an approximately 8,000 square-foot park on the site.

Building A is an 8 story cast in place concrete podium structure with timber framed units above.  Building B is a 13 story cast in place concrete high rise tower.   The transitional living facility is a 5 story cast in place concrete podium structure with timber framed units above.   All the buildings have significant retaining and subterranean structures.

See more on this project here: Gables at N. Rolfe

Solis Berewick Apartments Now Complete

E+M’s Solis Berewick Apartment project in Charlotte, NC is now complete and open for business!

https://www.bizjournals.com/charlotte/news/2017/10/16/apartments-now-open-in-berewick-town-center.html

This project consisted of 275 units spread over four buildings.  Three buildings were 4-5 story split levels and one building was 4 levels.  A clubhouse was integrated into the lowest level of four story building with steel transfer framing.

See more on this project here: Solis Berewick

Principal Engineer Kyle Swenson

Spotlight On: Principal Engineer Kyle Swenson

SPOTLIGHT ON:  Principal Engineer Kyle Swenson

In this feature we are highlighting some of our staff to give some insight into their lives beyond the engineering world. Today we spotlight Kyle Swenson.  Kyle is a principal engineer in our Atlanta office; a native of St. Louis, Missouri; and a graduate of Auburn University with both a bachelors and masters.  Kyle is an integral part of the E+M team working on a wide variety of projects all around the county.

Where did you go to school?  When did you graduate?

Lindbergh High School, 1997

Auburn University, BS 2001

Auburn University, MS 2003

 How long have you been at Ellinwood + Machado?

6 years this November

 Where did you grow up?

St. Louis, Missouri

Are you married?  Do you have kids?

Yes, 9 years this October.

Two children – Ellinor (3½) and Charlie (3 months)

 Do you have pets? If so, tell us about them.

We have two dogs – Trooper and Lena, both Welsh Corgis.  Prior to having kids around the house, they were both show dogs.  Now they just lay around the house and shed like it’s going out of style.

What is your favorite thing in your house?

I spent a good bit of time turning a room in our house into an office after we moved in.  I’m not in there much, but it turned out really nice!

What do you like to do when you have free time?

Most of my free time is spent at home.  If I get a chance to get away by myself, I try to play a little golf.

What accomplishment are you most proud of?

Probably surviving college.

Where is the best place you’ve traveled to and why?

Really enjoyed our trip to California a few years ago.  Neither my wife nor I had been there before, and we enjoyed seeing the sights.  Need to get back there and see wine country though.

 What is your favorite thing about working at Ellinwood + Machado?

Definitely the people.  I feel like we are building a great group.

What are your favorite types of buildings to work on?

Structural steel

What inspires you most?

Solving problems.  Seeing something that doesn’t work, and then making sure that it is resolved for future projects.

What is your favorite book?

Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

What is your favorite restaurant?

Hard to pick a favorite.  I really like The Capital Grille though.

What is your favorite food?

A good steak

What is your least favorite food?

Mushrooms

If you could be an animal, what would you be and why?

A great white shark…don’t have to worry about being another animal’s dinner.

Do you play any instruments?

I do not.

Who is your favorite musical artist?

That’s pretty difficult.  I listen to a bit of a variety.  If you forced me to choose, I’d probably go with Trent Reznor.

Who is your favorite artist?

M.C. Escher or Ansel Adams

Favorite television show?

Of all time – Breaking Bad.

Currently – probably Mr. Robot.

What’s your favorite quote?

“You want to pick on somebody?  Pick on me.  I’m a man!  I’m 40!”

  • Mike Gundy, head coach, Oklahoma State football

Who would play you in a movie about your life?

I have no idea, but I’m going to hope it’s not the guy that played Sloth in The Goonies.

Last movie you watched?

The Accountant

Guilty pleasure?

Fantasy football

What’s one thing you couldn’t live without?

My family

What is the greatest challenge you have had to overcome in your life thus far?

I know and have met some people along the way that have overcome some amazing things – illness, injury, addiction, family problems, etc.  I honestly haven’t ever had to deal with anything remotely as serious, so I don’t really feel as though I’ve had anything to overcome that is worth talking about.  I’ve been very blessed.

 What is your greatest fear?

Failing as a parent

If you could do another job for just one day, what would it be?

I’d love to caddy for a PGA tour pro.  Already know I can’t play at that level, so caddying would be as close as I can get.

Tell us something about yourself that would surprise us.

I’m Batman.

(Hey, you didn’t say it had to be true.)

 How do you define success?

Setting a goal that requires a significant effort to achieve, and then achieving that goal.

 

Be on the lookout for more Spotlights on the E+M staff and check out our other staff members here:  E+M Staff

601 Meeting Street Update

Check out this drone video of the construction progress of our 601 Meeting Street project in Charleston, SC.

601 Meeting St. is a Type III timber residential structure over 2 elevated levels of post tensioned concrete slab and a post tensioned concrete structural slab on grade.  The retail spaces were several feet below flood level, so an intricate system of structural slabs and removable waterproofing systems were integrated into the design.

See more on this project here:  601 Meeting St.  

Sandy Springs City Center Update

Check out this update on our Sandy Springs City Center project in Sandy Springs, Georgia.

http://www.carterusa.com/projects/city-springs

This project was two type III timber multi-family structures with some areas of post tensioned concrete podium over retail and amenities.   A portion of the south building was located directly over an existing subterranean parking structure so special framing details and expansion joints were provided in the design to allow for the differential settlement of the foundation.

See more on this project here: Sandy Springs City Center

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