Micropiles at the Lyric

Micropiles at the Lyric

We have been restoring The Lyric Theatre for about 9 months now, with a completion date scheduled at year’s end. To create a state of the art rigging system at the stage fly, we recently installed micropiles. They carry the load of four 65’ columns that are supporting about 25 tons of load individually. Our drilling ranged [Read More]

Reviving Architectural Arts

Reviving Architectural Arts

In the CBD of Birmingham, we’ve been providing Construction Management services for a grand theatre that’s more than 100 years old. With structural analysis of The Lyric Theatre complete, we’ve moved ahead with the restoration of the theatre envelope, including tuck-pointing the exterior masonry and re-roofing the building structure to provide a weather-tight environment for [Read More]

Frozen in Time: Structural Analysis in a Historical Renovation

Frozen in Time: Structural Analysis in a Historical Renovation

We recently started work on the renovation of a 100-year-old structure in the city as the Construction Manager for The Lyric Theatre, a project which has proved interesting for many reasons. One  is the history lesson we are getting about construction practices in 1913. The foundations, rebar and structural steel have proven particularly interesting. We [Read More]