Congratulations to the Williams Steel Erection Co., Inc. team for winning a Washington Building Congress Craftsmanship Award for their work on the Dulles Corridor Metrorail – Phase 2 project. The award honors “WBC members who have held up high standards of excellence in the construction trades.”
On this complex project Williams Steel erected over 3500 tons of structural steel across 5 stations, 9 entrance pavilions, and 31 pedestrian bridge sections over less than 2 years. The pictures below show some highlights of the work on this job.
The steel on this project was fabricated by Banker Steel Company. A special thanks to Clark Construction Group for nominating this project for the award. An awards banquet will be held on March 29, 2019 to honor all this year’s winners.
Williams Steel Erection Co., Inc. specializes in complex and challenging projects and one type of project that definitely fits this description is vertical expansions. Here are some pictures of a recent example of 200 Stovall Street with a view of the Alexandria skyline. What you can not see from the picture is the fact that this work is taking place on top of an existing 12 story building!
Williams Steel Erection Co., Inc.’s work with the erection of the pedestrian bridges for Phase 2 of the Dulles Silverline extension is progressing. Pictures of the work have featured recently in several local internet news sites. Here are links to the articles showing the progress of this important and very visible phase of the project work.
Williams Steel Erection Co., Inc. is assembling and erecting 32 pedestrian bridges for Phase 2 of the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Silver Line Extension project. The bridges will connect the 5 at-grade stations in the median of the Dulles Toll Road and Dulles Greenway to the wayside parking areas. Below are pictures from August 21st and 23rd setting 2 spans at the new Herndon Station. Check back soon for more updates on this project.
Williams Steel Erection Co., Inc. is jacking the existing roof structure of 1401 Okie Street in order to preserve the existing truss system as a historical architecturally exposed element. A fully engineered plan was developed specifically for this operation. The 150 ft by 75 ft section being jacked was reinforced to accommodate the loading imposed during the operation. Custom made support frames were designed and fabricated to transfer the load of the jacks and roof to the ground through the existing building structure. Below are pictures from the setup prior to jacking and after.
Williams Steel Erection Co., Inc. is erecting the new addition to the Elkridge Library in Elkridge, MD. The job features a central core with architecturally exposed tube trusses which were assembled in boxes on the ground and hoisted as one unit to eliminate the need for temporary bracing or shoring. The steel was fabricated by Crystal Steel Fabricators.
Williams Steel Erection Co., Inc. is performing the structural steel erection on Phase 2 of the Dulles Metrorail (Silver Line) project. Steel Erection started this summer and the first station is nearing completion.
Work has also started on the assembly of the pedestrian bridges that will carry passengers from the wayside areas to the stations. The bridges will be assembled on the ground in sections that weigh up to 200,000 lbs, then hauled to their final location using our heavy haul rig and set in final position with one of Williams Construction Services’ fleet of cranes with up to 300-Ton capacity. Check back for future updates as the project goes forward.
Update: The VCU Institute for Contemporary Art was named one of the “12 Most Anticipated Buildings of 2018” by Architectural Digest. This honor is meant to highlight structures worldwide that “will create an identity for their home cities”. The striking appearance and structural complexity of this building certainly meet this description. Check out the article for more information.
Williams Steel Erection Co., Inc. is erecting the new Institute for Contemporary Art at Virginia Commonwealth University. Detailed analysis was required to determine how to erect this complex sloped and curved structure which included a unique shoring and guying plan. The steel was fabricated by Crystal Steel Fabricators. Construction progress can be tracked via webcam at the link below.
Williams Steel Erection Co., Inc. is erecting the structural steel for the new Indoor Track Facility in Lynchburg, VA. This facility, which will house a state of the art hydraulically banking track, is framed with custom trusses which required a thorough erection plan to account for the complexities of erecting this type of structure. Take a look at the progress pictures below.
The general contractor is Glass & Associates, Inc. and the steel was fabricated by Banker Steel Company.
When it comes to large, complicated projects, Williams Industries, Inc. has the knowledge, experience and equipment to make even the most challenging visions come to life.
On January 16th, Williams Steel Erection Co., Inc. erected a 150 ton, 206 ft long truss and 26 ton stabilizer truss as part of the auditorium roof at the new Harvest Life Changers Church facility in Woodbridge, VA. Williams Construction Services provided a 300 Ton lattice boom truck crane, 200 Ton crawler crane, and 175 Ton hydraulic truck crane for the lift. Of the 2,200 tons of steel on the project, fabricated by E&H Steel Corporation, about 350 tons will be incorporated into the completed roof.
Take a look at some of the pictures from the lift below and check back for more as erection progresses.
On February 12th we had a aerial photographer take pictures of the site to show our progress to date and capture a unique view of the project.