American Airlines Trinity Complex

Office campus with four 8-story buildings, four garages, one central plant

Fort Worth, Texas

American Airlines Trinity Complex

South Central Operation

The 1.3 million-sq-ft corporate campus in Fort Worth, Texas, replaces two outdated buildings to modernize the American Airlines headquarters. Now called Skyview 8, the campus includes four eight-story buildings connected by two smaller atrium buildings and a third building serving as an amenity-packed town square area. A large garage structure houses four separate garages with a combined 4,025 spaces and a central plant for support. Ceco provided full formwork services for the cast-in-place concrete structures, which included placing concrete for all vertical elements, such as columns and walls.

Each of the four office buildings was constructed with extra-wide module, one-way concrete pan construction with post-tensioned beams. The one-way joist system offers greater spans, without vibration, that not only support the project’s heavier office design loads but also provide design flexibility for floor space utilization. The structural braced frame was designed to reduce the number of shear walls needed to provide lateral support.

Ceco specially designed and fabricated the extra-wide module longform pans, which ranged in size from 99 to 112 inches wide. Ceco-owned CEFCO tables were used at the perimeter, and interior beam tables were used for beams and girders to support the beam and much of the longform loads. The formwork systems used for this project enabled the Ceco team to deliver each 37,000-square-foot floor in a 10-day work cycle. For the garages, the Ceco team used a long-span, post-tensioned concrete beam-and-slab system, which included Ceco’s garage steel beamforms and deck panels.

Construction began May 2017, with Ceco topping out August 2018.

Project Details

  • Project Owner:
    American Airlines / Crescent Real Estate Equities LLC
  • Contractor:
    Austin Commercial LP – Dallas
  • Architect:
    Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects (Design) / Kendall/Heaton Associates Inc. (EOR)
  • Structural Engineer:
    Brockette/Davis/Drake Inc.
  • Gross Building Area:
    1,261,000 sf (offices); 1,317,000 sf (garages)
  • CECO Scope:
    Full Concrete Formwork Services
  • Date Completed:
    2018