The first phase of work (54,000 SF of operational space for assembly) was completed in just 4 months, including the design and master planning for the next planned phase of work. Strong planning, commitment, teamwork, and copious amounts of literal dynamite was needed to accomplish this awesome project. The second phase (131,000 SF) was completed in the following 10 months and included 3,000-ton and 1,000-ton presses, two 160 ft 20-ton overhead cranes, and two 140 ft 20-ton overhead cranes. We placed concrete foundation, structural walls and tunnel tops through the winters, as well as coordinated and installed the 70 ft tall building structure.
The end structure is impressive to the eye and was delivered on time and under budget. One of the innovative strategies implemented during the project was the team’s foresight to crush all the blasted bed rock into usable stone for project. The team processed the stone into 2 different sizes used for back fill of the pits and tunnels and stone cushion under the slabs-on-grade and all roads and laydown areas. Doing this saved the client well over $500,000!
The massive success has also spurred our partnership forward. A third (180,000 SF) and fourth phase (80,000 SF) are in progress.