- Engine Development/Assembly Area Expansion
Burns & McDonnell was asked to provide a design and construction solution that maximized opportunities while minimizing the impact on the remainder of the manufacturing facility, which had to remain in operation. The project involved complete demolition of 72,111 square feet of existing manufacturing lines and testing centers, and constructing 10 new cranes along with all necessary structural steel and associated footers independent of the building structure, which could not handle the additional loads.
A fast-track design method and submittal review process were used as the project was divided into six design packages, which were finalized and provided to the contractor as each phase was ready. The project was completed on time and within budget, and critical production lines were ready ahead of schedule.
Burns & McDonnell was enlisted when the client's schedule to update its existing manufacturing lines was cut in half as a result of internal and market demands.
The new design also introduced new office and conference room space, a new plant entrance (and demolition of an existing mechanical mezzanine over a main thoroughfare), and upgrade of the main employee aisle. All of this had to be put in place without affecting any other manufacturing and testing processes.
Early in the design process, Burns & McDonnell embedded with the owner's team to understand the processes and how to make the design of the new lines most efficient for operations.