Construction Division

We keep up with the constant changes and new techniques and procedures used in the design and building industry; this enables us to share with our clients the most innovative, cutting-edge building methods found.

Engineering Division

K-Belle is a key subcontractor for the Army Corps of Engineers, and has provided the Corps with project management services on over $150 million worth of projects. K-Belle has also provided the Corps with Senior Level Engineering Services on more than $120 million worth of construction projects.

 

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Hero Canal to Oakville Pump Station

K-Belle partnered with Meyer Engineers, Ltd. is completing construction management and quality assurance oversight on the $26.5M Hero Canal to Oakville Pump Station project. 
Work includes hydraulic structures such as pump station construction, stop-log closure structure, floodwalls, levees, navigation structures such as drainage canals and pre-stressed concrete piles.  Additionally marine structures were included such as bulkheads, dolphins, fenders, guidewalls, and jetties.
The pump station includes two 35 CFS submersible pumps and discharge piping.  The navigational stop-log structure includes a reinforced concrete 56’ bulkhead closure structure, bulkhead closure gates (2); a bulkhead storage platform for the housing of the bulkhead gates; and a hydraulic pedestal-mounted crane and crane platform.

Architect: n/a
Year of Completion: 2012
Project Cost: $26.5M

 

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University of New Orleans

K-Belle was hired to build a new outdoor testing facility for use by graduate students in UNO’s Civil & Environmental Engineering program. The facility is used to measure the effects of external forces and various objects. It is comprised of sheds, which were made of PVC plastic. K-Belle was responsible for anchoring the sheds to the ground with galvanized ties. The project was design-build and done in partnership with Year Round Heating and A/C Co., Inc. of Slidell.
Architect: n/a
Year of Completion: 2009

 

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Lusher Charter School

Lusher Charter School is a K-12 public charter school in New Orleans.
Lusher’s middle and high-school are located in uptown New Orleans. In an effort to address the rapidly growing enrollment and repair the 93-year old building, a portion of Lusher’s cafeteria kitchen and associated support areas were renovated. K-Belle was the general contractor.
Work included extensive demolition, a plumbing system overhaul, upgraded mechanical and electrical systems, new doors, masonry work, acoustic ceilings, painting, Marlite FRP finishes, kitchen hood system and installation of new kitchen equipment. The cafeteria serves roughly 600 kids per day. This campus is a combined middle and high school, the cafeteria is in use at different times of day.
The project required the K-Belle team to work very closely with school officials to ensure that cafeteria operations could continue over the duration of the project. K-Belle set up a temporary serving area in the existing cafeteria adjacent to where the renovation work was being performed.
Architect: Trapolin-Peer Architects
Year of Completion: 2010
Project Cost: $271,000

 

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John Quincy Adams Middle School

Designed by HMS Architects, apc, this 6,619 square foot Band Hall Addition was designed to accommodate the school’s band students. A separate room was designated as a rehearsal area for Drama students. The intention was to present dramas, while opening up the band section area for the audience to see. K-Belle handled the complete drywall finishing and painting as a sub, for project General Contractor, Aegis Construction.

Architect: HMS Architects, apc
Year of Completion: 2010
Project Cost: $36,655