Rail Storage/Loading Building
2011 Design Award HONORABLE MENTION
Structural Engineer: Computerized Structural Design, S.C.
Owner: Steel Dynamics, Inc.
Architect: Computerized Structural Design, S.C.
General Contractor: Steel Dynamics, Inc.
Steel Joist Manufacturer: New Millennium Building Systems
Steel Detailer: New Millennium Building Systems
Steel Fabricator: New Millennium Building Systems
Steel Erector: LeMaster Steel Erectors, Inc.
Project Type: Industrial
Project DescriptionNew industrial building in Columbia City, IN for storing and loading long rail sections.
What Makes This Project InterestingJoist girders utilized for monorail hoist system support. Joists used as wall girts.
Advantages Of The Chosen Structural SystemLightweight and ease of erection. Ability to modify the structure to accommodate design changes.
Project ScopeConstruction of building to house (2) gag presses (2) saws (3) roll lines and overhead hoist system.
Project DetailsProject Construction Cost: $2,348,000
Joist cost, including fabrication and erection: $578,000
Size (square ft.): 75,700
Roof area using joists (square ft.): 75,700
Joist area (square ft.): 75,700
Joist engineering to delivery (# days): 45
Joist erection (# days): 55
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