American General Financial Services needed access
between the existing campus and the new downtown
campus building. They also wanted the skywalk to be
completely enclosed, climate controlled and designed to
match the existing building facade.
The project’s contractor, Industrial Contractors, Inc., had
worked with Contech in the past and chose them to
provide three Continental® Gateway® style truss bridges -
measuring 7-ft. x 122-ft., 7-ft. x 122-ft. and 10-ft. x 28-ft. - to
meet the project guidelines.
The bridges were designed to include exterior glass with aluminum glazing and a finished roof
to match the existing buildings. The design allowed for the interior space of the skywalk to be air
conditioned in the summer and heated in the winter.
The truss structures were installed over a two-day period, followed by the roofing and glazing
systems. The skywalk met all of the owner’s requirements and provided pedestrians with a climate
controlled crossing between their office building and parking garage. In addition, the structures
met the owner’s budgetary and scheduling requirements.
“From the design through delivery, we had a good experience with the Contech team, ” stated Calvin
Beck, Project Manager of Industrial Contractors, Inc. “They provided us with accurate shop drawings
and on time delivery, resulting in a quicker and smoother time frame for installation.”