Posts Tagged ‘shotcrete’

Fresno Chaffee Zoo – Warthog Exhibit

Zoo exhibit fabrication

African Adventure, Fresno Chaffee Zoo’s signature African exhibit area, now includes a new addition with the warthog habitat opening. The exhibit was implemented in formerly unused zoo property across from the lions. The new ¼ acre warthog yard provides an expansive space, but also boasts several interesting animal enrichment items. COST’s preconstruction group worked alongside…

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New Theme Attraction Debut

Theme park construction

Busch Gardens newest attraction, Tigris, opened to the public in April 2019. The ancient theme ruin roller coaster attraction includes more than an 1,800-linear foot track with a 150-foot skyward surge and an inverted roll. The coaster propels riders at 60 miles per hour.* A ruin monument sign, composed of simulated blocks and heavy timber…

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Aquarium Construction Complete at the Pacific Seas Aquarium, Point Defiance Zoo

Pacific Seas Aquarium underwater scene 2

The new 35,000 sq. ft. Pacific Seas Aquarium in Tacoma, Washington, highlighting the Pacific Ocean ecosystem, opened to the public on September 7th. American Zoo and Aquarium Association (AZA) members were able to visit the new aquarium as part of the annual AZA post-conference tour. The $51.6 million dollar project includes twenty new aquariums that…

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Otter Passage, Exhibit Fabrication at the Milwaukee County Zoo

Milwaukee County Zoo Otter Passage

Otter Passage, part of the overall new West Entry project, opened to the public in May. The project’s program includes the 2,000 sq. ft. otter exhibit, a new entrance to the zoo, concessions building, picnic area, and guest services complex. This exhibit’s thematic story revolves around river otters that have moved into an abandoned cabin.…

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Gorilla World Exhibit Fabrication at Cincinnati Zoo

Cincinnati Gorilla World

After three years of planning and fundraising and two years of construction, the new Gorilla World has opened to the public. The project’s first phase included outdoor modifications that allowed for the new gorilla building. To further accentuate the exhibit’s rolling topography, the renovated exterior space showcases refinished rock, additional new simulated rockwork, authentic looking…

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