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Frontier Kemper Constructors Inc., a Tutor Perini subsidiary, selects Helix Steel as the concrete reinforcement technology provider for the Metro Transit Authority’s East Side Access Project. The MTA’s East Side Access project, the nation’s largest public transportation project and the first expansion of the Long Island Rail Road in more than 100 years, will connect the rail line via underground tunnels to Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan.
Frontier Kemper’s portion of the project includes work on a permanent structural concrete lining, interior structures, and fit-out for previously excavated tunnels north of Grand Central. Helix Steel is providing Twisted Steel Micro Rebar solutions for cast-in-place tunnel final lining and shotcrete applications.
According to Leon “Lonnie” Jacobs, from Frontier Kemper, “Helix Steel has been able to meet both the concrete reinforcement specification for the MTA’s East Side Access project and deliver on the demanding supply schedule that Frontier-Kemper requires in order to keep the project on schedule. We are glad to have HELIX on the construction team.”
These solutions, Helix 8-50 and Helix 5-25 respectively, provide industry leading shear strength, ductility and durability. With a factory in Grand Rapids, MI, Helix Steel is Made in America using 100% USA sourced materials and therefore compliant with the Buy American project requirements.
“Helix Steel is proud to be selected by Frontier Kemper as part of the MTA’s East Side Access project,” said Helix Steel CEO, Chris Doran. “Our technology has value across a variety of markets and the tunneling world is no exception. We look forward to working with Frontier Kemper and delivering American Made value to the MTA”
About Frontier Kemper (http://www.frontier-kemper.com/)
Frontier-Kemper Constructors, Inc. (FKCI) is widely recognized as a leader in underground and heavy civil construction. With more than $2.5 billion in projects successfully completed throughout the Americas, FKCI is known for their expertise in the engineering and construction of deep shafts and tunnels of all sizes and complexity.
About Helix Steel (www.helixsteel.com)
Helix Steel is the manufacturer of Twisted Steel Micro Rebar (“TSMR”), the leading proactive concrete reinforcement technology in the world. Helix Steel’s technology lowers the tensile response of the modulus of elasticity in plain concrete thus increasing its strain capacity, ductility and flexibility. Helix Steel proudly manufactures TSMR in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
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