Project: DCTA Operations & Maintenance Facility
Client: Denton County Transportation Authority
Architect: Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc.
Note: 40,000 sf tilt-wall construction
The DCTA Operation & Maintenance Facility was the site development of 17 acres with a new 40,000 sf building, 6,000 sf fueling canopy and 1,600 sf storage building. The construction consisted of clearing the 17 acres of trees and debris left from previous dump site, installing 1’ of select fill to cap the whole site, haul off of material from excavating down 10’ below the finish floor elevation, installing 10’ of engineered fill material below the slab, installing 36” x 40’ deep cased piers, 1’ thick slab on grade with 33’ tall tilt walls, around a 33’ tall clear span metal build with a standing seam roof. The building is located ½ mile from the main entrance. We engineered and constructed a concrete entrance road 24’ wide x 1’ thick and a TXDOT approved turn lane in order to withstand the heavy truck traffic. Special detail was paid to the installation of:
* computerized Train Wash and Air Blowers along with their state of the art technology;
* administrative and maintenance offices;
* multiple train track installation;
* 3 overhead cranes;
* 6000 sf train fueling canopy with 40,000 gal in-ground storage tanks;
* and a 1700’ long concrete drainage channel that is 26’ wide x 12’ deep.
This vast facility was constructed to serve the DCTA staff and surrounding rail lines for years to come.