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Catching up with The Independent

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Rose Bechtold, Communications Specialist | Rose comes from a journalism and technical writing background. She is in her element while in research mode and naturally immerses herself in expert knowledge by interviewing staff members about new subjects. In her spare time, Rose practices plein-air sketching of buildings and random scenes around town.

 

Shane Tanner, PE Shane loves seeing structural design come to life. He has more than 13 years of industry experience in devising framing solutions with steel, concrete, wood, and other materials. He is the project manager for The Independent and is based in our Austin office. Shane also presented about the Independent’s design at the Structural Engineering Association of Texas – Fort Worth Chapter.

Construction for the tallest concrete residential building west of the Mississippi has been going on for a year now. Our Austin staff – especially Associate Shane Tanner who is The Independent’s Project Manager – frequents the site to check on the progress and to see structural design innovation in action. Want to see how things are coming along for the 63-story Independent building? View the following slideshow to see for yourself!

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Architect: Rhode Partners
Developers: Aspen Heights & CIM
GC: Balfour Beatty Construction
Structural Engineer: LAM + DCI Engineers
MEP: Stantec
Wind Engineering: Windtech
Geotechnical: Terracon

Read previous posts about The Independent:

Building Shapes to Mitigate Wind Loads

The Sky is the Limit

 


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About the Author

Rose Bechtold, Communications Specialist | Rose comes from a journalism and technical writing background. She is in her element while in research mode and naturally immerses herself in expert knowledge by interviewing staff members about new subjects. In her spare time, Rose practices plein-air sketching of buildings and random scenes around town.

 

Shane Tanner, PE Shane loves seeing structural design come to life. He has more than 13 years of industry experience in devising framing solutions with steel, concrete, wood, and other materials. He is the project manager for The Independent and is based in our Austin office. Shane also presented about the Independent’s design at the Structural Engineering Association of Texas – Fort Worth Chapter.

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