Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the opening of Albany Capital Center, marking the completion of the new $78.5 million, state-of-the-art convention center in downtown Albany. The project, which transformed a long-blighted section of the City near the Capitol and spurred private development around the site, was completed in 24 months, on time and on budget. The construction of the Center employed 140 workers per day on average from 11 trades and will provide 120 permanent jobs. The ACC, with its increased capacities, is projected to attract a greater volume of new convention and meeting business to the Capital Region by tapping market segments previously unavailable to Albany.
“The completion of the Albany Capital Center will help continue to drive downtown Albany’s revitalization, creating a central space for visitors from near and far to host events, meetings, conferences and more,” Governor Cuomo said. “With this new, state-of-the-art event space in the heart of Albany, we open up endless opportunities for people to come to the state capital and see for themselves all that this area has to offer.”
ETI was selected as the supplier for NASA’s Launch Complex 39 Vehicle Assembly Building upgrades with 1,360 feet of Aluminum illuminated handrails.
Today, the Ground Systems Development and Operations Program and support contractors at Kennedy are busy upgrading the massive building for the next chapter in human exploration. The Space Launch System (SLS), NASA’s new heavy-lift rocket, will be the largest launch vehicle ever built and more powerful than the Saturn V rocket. The SLS will send astronauts aboard the Orion spacecraft to explore deep space destinations including an asteroid and eventually Mars.
In the planning and design stage, 10 levels of new platforms will surround the rocket and spacecraft and provide access for testing and processing. The platforms have been designed to move in and out, and translate up and down as needed. This sophisticated platform system is being designed so that it can accommodate other launch vehicles and configurations with minimal adjustments.
ETI Supplied the following handrail and guardrail products to the project:
- 70’ Illuminated Single Line HandRail
- 35’ non-Illuminated Single Line HandRail
Michael Kzyzewski Fitness Center
- 320’ Illuminated Single Line Handrail
- 60’ Horizontal Rod Guardrail
Sebastian Coe Building: (Track & Field Athlete)
- 97’ Illuminated Single Line HandRail
We are still working on other buildings, currently under construction.
The expansion adds 6 buildings with approximately 3. 2 million square feet of office, mixed-use and parking facilities to the campus and was reportedly at a cost of more than $1 Billion.