WBA Featured Projects
Welcome to our Featured Projects Page. Here you will be able to read up on some of WBA's most noteworthy accomplishments, ranging from landmark, rugged seismic bridge projects to more aesthetic architectural achievements. Please check back often, as there is more to come.
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Tampa Bay, FL | Two hockey rinks, a 205-room Marriott hotel, various retailers, restaurants and a 750-car indoor parking garage make up the 600,000 sq. ft. complex that is HarborCenter. WBA's efforts allowed them to adapt to the changing project needs and recommend additional products necessary to ensure a quality job. Expansion joint products from WBA's Parking Structures & Stadiums market were used.
Sunshine Skyway Bridge
Tampa Bay, FL | In the summer of 2016, an accident occurred on Sunshine Skyway Bridge. Watson Bowman Acme received a call that a tanker truck had caught fire and damaged the bridge, including a section of Wabo®Flex joints. As a major transportation system, the bridge could not be shut down, so a quick repair was critical. Expansion joint products from WBA's Bridge & Highway market were used.
U.S. Bank Stadium
Minneapolis, MN | Home to the NFL's Minnesota Vikings, U.S. Bank Stadium is the billion-dollar, glass-studded jewel of Minneapolis. Drawing inspiration from Nordic Vernacular architecture, HKS designed the stadium to blur the lines between outdoor and indoor. WBA's versatile product line was key in providing the strength and out-of-sight design required by this customer. Expansion joint products from WBA's Parking & Stadium and Architectural markets were used.
Atlanta, GA | Ambitious, innovative, and wholly-unique, Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium was designed to set a new benchmark in stadium builds. Watson Bowman Acme worked closely with established construction and engineering teams, as well as respected design firms like HOK, to meet the project’s challenging build requirements with a set of customized products. Expansion joint products from WBA's Parking & Stadium market were used.
CityCenter Resort & Casino
Las Vegas, NV | The premier casino and resort, Aria, is located in one of Las Vegas' most captivating urban complexes known as CityCenter. Watson Bowman Acme contributed to this project by providing a mix of standard and seismic parking and pedestrian expansion joint systems for the resort. Expansion joint products from WBA's Architectural and Parking & Stadium markets were used.
Cleveland Innerbelt Bridge
Cleveland, OH | Recognized as a vital transportation route into downtown Cleveland, Ohio, the Inner-belt Bridge was built using the exclusive Design Build Process. This innovative I-90 westbound bridge replaced an aging, existing structure. For this project, WBA provided three custom Wabo®Modular expansion joints, large movement modular systems that lend to a more sustainable bridge design, protecting and lengthening the expected life of the bridge. Expansion joint products from WBA's Bridge and Highway market were used.
San Jose ConRAC Facility
San Jose, CA | The San Jose ConRAC facility called for a truly innovative solution from Watson Bowman Acme. Being in a seismic zone, the system had to handle thermal and seismic movements up to 31". The garage is where you will find the largest Wabo®Seismic SafetyFlex in company history. The massive system was designed to meet the demanding live load requirements while incorporating noise-attenuating cover plate technology. Expansion joint products from WBA's Parking & Stadiums market were used.
Masjid al-Haram Mosque
Mecca, Saudi Arabia | Masjid al-Haram in the center of Mecca, Saudi Arabia is probably among the most visited places in the world. It is home to Islam's most sacred site and is the destination of the Haj and Umrah pilgrimages, which bring millions of worshippers to Mecca every year. Connectedness in all directions made WBA the main supplier of expansion control solutions for this large-scale expansion. Expansion joint products from WBA's Architectural and Parking markets were used.