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North Torrey Pines Road Bridge Seismic Retrofit

Posted September 28, 2016 by Amy

North Torrey Pines Road Bridge Seismic Retrofit

North Torrey Pines Road Bridge Seismic Retrofit   The historic North Torrey Pines Road Bridge was constructed in 1933 in Del Mar, CA located in south San Diego County. Being right on the coastline the structure was subjected to over 70 years of harsh conditions and the salty sea air. The bridge had become extremely corroded and a lot of damage to the infrastructure had occurred over time. The bridge was not structurally sound, and had scored low on seismic and structural stability. In the event of an earthquake the bridge would most likely crumble. A rehabilitation was crucial in order to continue to keep the bridge intact and up to safety standards. It was important to keep as much of the original look and structure while preserving the historic bridge. The challenge was to keep the aesthetic integrity of the bridge in tact while making it strong enough to withstand an earthquake. The Fitzgerald team visited the bridge and made several impressions using a Poyo putty of the board form pattern used in the original construction of the bridge. Our design team took the impressions to create an identically matching formliner pattern, seen in the photos above.  Full replacement of the superstructure had to be done in order to bring it up to the necessary safety standards to withstand an earthquake....

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Project Highlight: Lindero Canyon Road Bridge- Westlake Village, CA

Posted September 13, 2016 by Amy

Project Highlight: Lindero Canyon Road Bridge- Westlake Village, CA

Lindero Canyon Road, Highway 101- Westlake Village, CA. In 2012, Fitzgerald Formliners had the opportunity to work with Palm Desert, CA artist Joe Wertheimer to create 8 feet tall forms for a completely customized mural. The mural, the first attempt to create a full relief across a major US highway in California, was commissioned by the City of Westlake Village in 2012. The goal of the project was to improve pedestrian access across the busy interstate and bring some beauty to the otherwise dull drive. The design team at Fitzgerald Formliners assisted Mr. Wertheimer by creating GrayLastic Urethane Molds off his foam sculptures. The sculptures were originally crafted in ABS Foam Material by the artist and given to the FF team to cast a mold out of a rubberlike material called Urethane. The mural was done in several panels which required precise engineering and design to create each individual panel. Our team had the privilege to work closely on this project with the artist, and he had nothing but kind words to say of his experience: “When I was commissioned to carve a 300′ bas relief mural for the City of Westlake Village to span the Ventura Freeway, I immediately thought of Fitzgerald Formliners to create accurately the forty 6′ x 8′ elastomeric panels to be used on both the north...

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Connect with us at The Precast Show!

Posted August 16, 2016 by Amy

Connect with us at The Precast Show!

The annual Precast Show “…is the largest precast-specific trade show in North America and the one place where you can find the industry’s most important suppliers and foremost equipment experts under one roof.”- precast.org. Our company is a proud member of The National Precast Association and we are looking forward to attending this yearly convention to showcase whats new in the world of architectural concrete form liners. March 2nd through the 4th, 2017 at the FirstMerit Convention Center of Cleveland thousands of precasters, manufacturers, and enthusiasts will be attending…Will you be there? You should be! Anyone who is anyone in the Precast industry will be attending this national convention, including Fitzgerald Formliners! Fitzgerald Formliners attended the 2016 Precast Show in Nashville with great success and are looking forward to connecting with industry professionals from across the country (and beyond) in 2017. We will be at booth 735, which is located between aisles 700 and 800, right in the middle of the convention floor…you can’t (and would not want to) miss us! Tweet us, FB us, connect on LinkedIn, send us an email @ info@formliners.com to let us know you will attending so we can make sure to connect at the show. Our sales team will be there to answer all questions and network with you. Let us know ahead...

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Project Highlight: Avenida de Mesilla I-10 Interchange

Posted July 19, 2016 by Amy

Project Highlight: Avenida de Mesilla I-10 Interchange

    Fitzgerald Formliners Project Highlight: Avenida de Mesilla Retaining Wall Bridge Abutment In 2014, Fitzgerald Formliners worked with New Mexico artist Karen Yank to help her realize her vision for the I-10 Interchange improvements in Dona Ana County, New Mexico. New Mexico Arts, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, collaborated with New Mexico Dept of Transportation to beautify the I-10 freeway for commuters and tourists using imagery depicting the history and culture of New Mexico.   Working closely with the artist to bring her idea into reality, our in-house engineering team helped Karen to create a liner with textures to best preserve her original concept. Using custom GrayLastic Urethane panels to create the texture and design desired, the project was completed in 2014. GrayLastic formliners provide maximum design latitude for  cast-in-place applications such as the one for the Avenida de Mesilla Retaining Wall Bridge Abutment. Re-usable and economical, this material is an excellent choice for applications that require an extended, multi-use form liner. Manufactured from 100% polyurethane, GrayLastic elastomeric formliners are easily attached to most concrete forming systems. The beauty of GrayLastic is that it accurately reproduce virtually any design; from a wooden plank to a masonry look or a completely custom design such. No project is too large or complicated for the engineering team at Fitzgerald Formliners…do not...

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Achievement Awards

Posted July 7, 2016 by Amy

Achievement Awards

The 26th annual TCA Tilt-Up Achievement Award announcements are fast approaching at the upcoming TCA Convention and Expo! The awards were created by the Tilt-Up Concrete Association so that projects using site-cast Tilt-Up concrete construction have an opportunity to be recognized for achievement in design, advancements in technology, and for truly unique techniques. Those in the industry pride themselves on the speed, quality, and effectiveness of Tilt-Up construction and the TCA recognizes the top projects in the industry each year. Fitzgerald Formliners was fortunate to have worked on such a project with Lithko Contracting in 2014 on The New Belgium Brewery Distribution Center in Asheville, North Carolina. Lithko utilized our Vac-U-Form Single Use Styrene form liner in Fluted Plank Pattern #16938. Will you be joining us at the Tilt-Up Convention and Expo in Denver, CO coming up October 10-12, 2016? We will have a booth set up, as well as participating in the Solutions Sandbox outdoor demonstration! Will you be at the 2016 Tilt-Up Convention and Expo?  Have a question or suggestion? Going to be in town and want to see our facilities? Don’t be shy…please send us an email, Tweet Us, connect with us on LinkedIn and Facebook, or send us a smoke signal… either way we always love hearing from...

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Tradeshows, Conventions, and Expos…Oh My!

Posted June 21, 2016 by Amy

Tradeshows, Conventions, and Expos…Oh My!

Do not miss an opportunity to connect with the Fitzgerald Formliners team! We will be attending several upcoming tradeshows… hope to see you there! When and where can you find us?! September 23rd-26th @ The Architectural Precast Association 50th Anniversary Convention in San Diego, CA October 10th-12th @  The Tilt-Up Concrete Association International Tilt-Up Convention & Expo in Denver, CO January 17th-20th @ World Of Concrete in Las Vegas, NV...

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Follow us on LinkedIn!

Posted June 13, 2016 by Amy

Follow us on LinkedIn!

Did you know that Fitzgerald Formliners is on LinkedIn? Join us in the worlds largest professional network to stay up to date on the latest happenings in the world of architectural concrete formliners.  We love to hear from you so please feel free to drop us a message and say hi, tell us about your upcoming projects, and ask questions. Without your business and support there would be no Fitzgerald Formliners and we sincerely value your feedback…looking forward to hearing from you soon!  Click below to Follow Fitzgerald...

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Upcoming Trade Shows and Events

Posted June 18, 2015 by Admin

Upcoming Trade Shows and Events

We’re excited to announce that Fitzgerald Formliners will be exhibiting at a number of upcoming national trade shows and conventions, in addition to regional events and product demonstrations. Please contact your sales representative to schedule an appointment and check out our innovative seamless formliners!   2015 TCA Convention September 29 – October 1, 2015 – New Brunswick, New Jersey Booth: 9 Hyatt Regency New Brunswick The TCA Annual Convention is THE premier gathering of the global tilt-up industry. This year’s event is packed with outstanding education that you are sure to find inspirational and incredibly valuable. World of Concrete February 2-5, 2016 – Las Vegas, NV Booth: S11049 Las Vegas Convention Center World of Concrete is the industry’s only annual international event dedicated to the commercial concrete and masonry construction industries showcasing leading industry suppliers featuring innovative products, construction machinery, construction equipment, safety training courses, new technologies and unlimited networking opportunities to give you new ways to sustain and grow your business. The Precast Show/ PCI Convention and National Bridge Conference March 3-5, 2016 – Nashville, TN Booth: 264 Gaylord Opryland Hotel The Precast Show is the largest precast-specific trade show in North America and the one place where you can find the industry’s most important suppliers and foremost equipment experts under one roof. In 2016, the PCI Convention and National Bridge...

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Welcome to the team, Ton Khuat!

Posted April 16, 2015 by Admin

Welcome to the team, Ton Khuat!

We’re pleased to welcome Ton Khuat to our design team. With his background in aerospace manufacturing and expertise in Master Cam programming, he will be a great help in completing project plans quickly. Welcome,...

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It’s Been a Great Year So Far!

Posted April 3, 2015 by Admin

It’s Been a Great Year So Far!

Back in January, the AIA predicted steady growth for the first half of 2015 and that prediction is coming true. It’s been a busy spring here at Fitzgerald Formliners! We have several exciting and innovative custom projects in the pipeline. We’re looking forward to the rest of this year. Check back soon to see some of our newest projects in the Photo...

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Customer Testimonial: Wildish Building Company

Posted November 22, 2013 by Admin

Customer Testimonial: Wildish Building Company

“With excellent customer service, attractive price options and quick response times Fitzgerald Formliners was the obvious choice for our project needs.”     – Wildish Representative The Goal: Create a custom form liner design for a cast in place waste water treatment plant in Coquille, OR. The Form Liner:  A heavy duty, durable liner that would not deflect under the extreme concrete pressure was required to accommodate the varying depths in texture for this project, because of this the Graylastic Elastomeric Urethane form liner bonded to ¾” plywood was selected The Results: A clean design, with all match points lining up from panel to panel, thus bringing the architects vision to life.   * The images above represent the beginning stages of the project and the final results. ...

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