Utah State Capitol
A-Core was contracted to assist in retrofitting the Utah State Capitol building for a seismic upgrade. A-Core was commissioned to saw cut off the 36” diameter columns from around the top of the dome of the Utah State Capital building so that they could install new lighter weight columns. We were also contracted to wire-saw all of the slots for all new isolators to be installed. This meant cutting off the entire building from its foundation so that it could rest entirely on all the newly installed isolators.
As part of this massive retrofit, A-Core crews drilled tens of thousands of holes and saw cut openings to meet all of the electrical, mechanical, plumbing requirements. We drilled holes from 1½” diameter to 36” diameter and up to 60’ deep for numerous applications. Saw cuts were carried out by wall sawing concrete up to 36” thick and wire-sawing concrete up to 30’ thick. We commissioned from one to over 15 sawing and drilling operator/technicians daily throughout the entire 3 years of this project.
It was truly a privilege to be part of this historic project.