Project: Durr Industries
Location: Wixom, Michigan
Square Footage: 30,000 Sq. Ft.
- Oliver/Hatcher's creative solutions also led to providing a super flat floor (excess of FF-90), that reduced by 94% the cost for leveling products for testing.
- The addition features two crane bays where the plant's product, automated industrial parts washing machines of up to 40 tons each, are positioned and tested. Prior to having the super flat floor, Durr Automation had to use laser transit leveling and shims to level the 40’ x 15’ x 20’ machines before they could be tested, washing auto engine blocks, crankshafts, etc. With the new super flat floor, the machines are set down by the cranes and are level without shimming.
- The building's 40’ height was designed to accommodate a 30’ hook height for the cranes, in 70’ spans. Columns and other structural steel were specified to handle the extreme loads of moving the 40-ton washing machines.