Engineering Design, Structural Analysis, Steel Detailing, Fabrication, Delivery, Installation Support, and Site Condition/Interference Management for Conveyance, Equipment, and Building Reinforcement
Types of Structures and Platforms all designed for 10M+ high cycle loading and/or high seismic jurisdictions.
Project: We worked in collaboration with Daifuku America and FM Sylvan to provide a new Assembly Shop for a Michigan Automotive OEM and an upgrade to the existing line located nearby.
We provided all of the structural supports, screen guarding, drive decks, Rail supports, Header Grid, inclines and declines while supporting the Daifuku Designed Steel. We designed, detailed, fabricated, and delivered the support steel and associated hardware to site in a sequential method discussed with the installers.
We were responsible for finding potential interferences through scanning of the existing conditions and working directly with the OEM and DAC to resolve these solutions in the best interests from an engineering perspective (whether this is through re-design or relocation).Design had to begin prior to the plant layout being completed to allow for us to maintain our schedule of beginning design in August with commitment of the Delivery of Steel between November 2019 to March 2020
Incomplete Layout while Designing Support Steel
Quick Turn Around Requirement
Organization of Fabricated Steel
Provided Support Steel and Naming Conventions in a manner that if misplaced and found on site would indicate the area of the plant that it belonged to
Notes: 7000+ Assemblies Delivered to Site, Approx. 1250 tons of steel over 6 months, with 6 months to design
POW performed structural/mechanical design and supply of the overhead support system for the majority of a TMMBC Assembly Plant Expansion Project . The primary loads on the structure were from a conveyor system moving vehicles (2000Kg Trucks) above the production areas of the plant. The location was a Truck Assembly Plant in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico, and the work was completed for Daifuku America. This is similar to the numerous projects we have executed in North America since 2016.
The project had a tight schedule, substantial seismic and fatigue-related design criteria, and included a large area in which brownfield conditions created existing interferences affecting the design. Other considerations:
The budget was controlled with agreed fixed pricing from client and sub-consultants. The budget was also managed by managing errors and due diligence in the quoting phase. To manage the project and track progress:
Key Takeaway – POW was specifically requested by the OEM to be the preferred supplier of critical lifting and structural reliant structures. The structure was required to transport 2000 kg vehicles above automotive production workers in an area that is prone to earthquakes. The overhead vehicle conveyance system experiences millions of repetitive loading/unloading cycles.
Interference checking for new overhead conveyor in a pre WW2 assembly plant. Responsibility to provide structural analysis, design, detailing, and supply while avoiding interefences catptured with 3D laser Scanning and BIM Integration
Design-Supply Structural Steel for New Paint Shop
Engineering Analysis and Design-Supply Assembly Line Addition in Alliston, Ontario
Interference Management of Exisitng Steel and New Design to Support Overhead Mounted Equipment. This process is used on all sizes of projects