Looking Back on Our Firm’s Steel Anniversary
Before we leap into 2015, we acknowledge that 2014 was a monumental year for us and would like to thank everyone who has been a part of our successes. We hit a new record of 160 projects for 95 great clients! This allowed us to reinvest in technology including computers, monitors, and updated licenses for Revit, RISA, and BlueBeam. We continue to have as much in-house IT infrastructure as large firms to aid us in producing results for our clients’ projects. We completed the processes and are now certified nationally as a woman owned business (WBE) by WBENC and locally by Louisville Metro Government. In addition, we are in the process of hiring our fourth engineer, bringing our staff to five.
This was our eleventh year in business. The traditional gift for the eleventh anniversary is steel. We worked with plenty of that metal in 2014.
We had projects at several landmark locations during the year. For example, at Churchill Downs, we provided structural design and inspections for the grandstand audio portion of the A/V upgrade project where the world’s largest high-definition TV screen was installed. Leonard Engineering designed the speaker mounts for clusters of speakers that weigh 720 pounds and dangle over the heads of horseracing fans. They are attached to steel trusses that date back to 1875.
Another project that featured tons of reinforcing steel was for the Glasgow Water Company. The design for the 7 million gallon (MG) storm surge basin increased overflow capacity at the wastewater treatment plant in order to help reduce flooding during significant storm events.
We worked on other projects dedicated to fun. We were on the team that transformed an old warehouse in Butchertown into Copper & Kings brandy distillery that melds a 1945 brick building with new steel design. Structural design included floor support for 14,000 pounds of brandy and the butterfly roof that is part of a dynamic rooftop meeting space and outdoor patio with spectacular views of Louisville.
In NuLu, we are working to transform warehouse buildings into a recreational climbing facility, Climb NuLu. Our role in the project is to evaluate the existing structure and design reinforcement where needed for the climbing wall supports. Construction is underway.
Leonard Engineering wishes you a new year of growth and possibility! We look forward to collaborating with you in 2015, to exploring the best possibilities for your projects that are steel, brick, glass…