Structural Engineers Las Vegas
The Town of Truckee will extend the Truckee Springs Trail across the Truckee River with a new 206-foot long bridge. The bridge will be a unique combination of an arch with a stress-ribbon deck. The arch will consist of two ribs that will be precast in halves that can be erected across the river and connected at the center of the bridge span without falsework. The arch ribs will be connected laterally along the center 100-feet of the bridge to provide lateral stiffness and facilitate a connection to the stress-ribbon deck. The deck will consist of 16-foot wide x 8-feet long precast segments that will slide along prestressed cables into position, connect to adjacent segments, and finally post-tensioned from the abutments. Diagonal concrete struts will connect the abutment to the base of the arches. This diagonal strut creates a load path to put the bridge into equilibrium because the arches outward thrust will oppose the stress-ribbon prestressing inward thrust. Innova is providing the 3-D structural analysis model for seismic and wind forces.
Truckee River Bridge
Tahoe City, California
The Cairo Monorails Project consists of precast concrete guideway beams used for a monorail system in a highly urban environment. Much of the alignment is designed along major highways and moves between the median of existing roadways to the shoulders to avoid large highway crossings or accommodate stations and then return to the medians. There are numerous utilities and existing structures that must be avoided, including some that are being constructed after the contract was approved. Cairo is the capital of Egypt with a population of over 20 million. It is the largest city in Africa, the Arab world, and the Middle East, and the 15th-largest in the world. Coupled with that, Egypt has one of the world’s youngest demographics, which will cause the country’s population to grow 50% (from 100 million to 150 million) until the end of the century. These facts created the need for the government to device new population centers away from the congested Cairo streets.
Cairo Monorails Projects
The Bangkok monorail consisted of two lines with a total length of 64.5km (40 miles) through highly congested urban environments. The Yellow Line runs east of Bangkok in a north-south direction. It is 30.4 km (18.9 miles) long, with 23 stations and one depot. The Pink Line runs north of Bangkok, in an east-west direction. It is 34.5 km (21.4 miles) long, with 30 stations and one depot.
Yellow and Pink Monorails
São Paulo is the capital of the state of São Paulo and the largest city in Brazil. With a population of 11 million people in the municipality of São Paulo and 19.6 million people in the metropolitan area, São Paulo is located 760 meters (231.7 ft) above sea level, has a very mild temperature year around, and a good supply of water. Its municipal area of 1.523-km2 (588 mi2) and metropolitan area of 7,943-km2 (3,066.9 mi2), are very densely inhabited with 7,216 inhabitants per km2 (18,688 per mi2)in the municipality and 2,470 inhabitants per km2 (6,397 per mi2) in the metropolitan area.
Monorail Vila Prudentes - Tiradentes
São Paulo, Brazil
Mr. Banchik was the engineer in charge of the design and construction support of the MGM-Bally’s Monorail and then the Las Vegas Monorail project in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Las Vegas Monorail - Expansion Studies
Las Vegas, Nevada
The Colorado River Bridge is the central portion of the Hoover Dam Bypass project. Construction on the nearly 2,000-foot long bridge began in late January 2005 and the entire Hoover Dam Bypass Project was completed in August 2012. Now completed, this signature bridge spans the Black Canyon (about 1,500 feet south of the Hoover Dam), connecting the Arizona and Nevada approach highways nearly 900 feet above the Colorado River. The bridge project, Mike O'Callaghan - Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge, cost $240 million with $114 million allocated to the bridge construction.
Hoover Dam Bypass - Arch Form Verification
Boulder City, Nevada
Innova provided layouts, exhibits and permit assistance to the RTC for Slimline Shelter at 140 bus stop locations within the Las Vegas Valley. Innova coordinated submittals and reviews with 5 agencies including NDOT, Clark County, City of Las Vegas and City of North Las Vegas. Innova prepared and submitted permit applications for 12 different NDOT roadways. The Slimline shelter has a footprint and structure that is only 12” wide and is anchored to a thickened sidewalk that acts as both foundation and sidewalk. This shelter can be mounted within a 5-foot sidewalk width and still meet the 4-foot access width required by PROWAG.
RTC Bus Shelters