W.E. O’Neil Construction Company was contracted
to build a 500,000 square foot, 6-story
parking garage at Evanston Hospital. As a
long-time customer, with plenty of experience
using the Garage Beam System for similar
structures, they knew they could count on
Symons to provide the equipment and support
necessary for this large project.
Several construction projects occurring simultaneously
at the hospital, created restrictions
related to site access and equipment storage.
The contractor asked Symons to come up with
a plan that minimized the amount of materials
and maximize reuse so that storage difficulties
would be reduced.
On December 15th, the first deck pour was
made with the Garage Beam System. Although
the project was later delayed by other
factors, W.E. O’Neil reported that the detailed
plans provided by Symons and the efficiency
inherent in the Garage Beam System allowed
them to make up for some lost time when