The Certainteed Gypsum Wallboard Facility in Semora, NC uses synthetic gypsum (a byproduct of coal fired electric power plants) to create wallboard for commercial and residential construction. From its construction to current operation, we provided Geotechnical, Construction Materials Testing and Special Inspections (CMT/SI) for this facility. During Phase I of the project, we performed tests on 750,000 cubic yards of cut and fill, 75,000 cubic yards of rock removal, and 13,000 linear feet of storm drain installation on the construction site. We provided geotechnical engineering services and CMT/SI during Phase II of the project, which included the construction of the actual 457,000 square-foot gypsum wallboard manufacturing facility. The steel-framed structure was built on reinforced concrete footings with reinforced slabs, steel columns, and welded metal deck plates.
Our team provided architectural and engineering services for the Mid-Atlantic STIHL Warehouse expansion project in Hillsborough, NC. STIHL is a major manufacturing producer of hand-held power equipment such as chainsaws, trimmers, and blowers. The expansion project consists of adding approximately 22,600 square feet of warehouse space to the side of their existing facility.
The Orange County ABC project consisted of designing and constructing a new, 14,250-square-foot warehouse and upfitting the existing office building. This location serves as the storage and central distribution point for all Orange County ABC locations, so it needed to fulfill both its warehouse functions and the necessary office functions in a fast-paced environment.
We provided structural engineering services for the new addition to the Honda Aerospace plant in Alamance County, NC. Honda Aero Inc., the branch of Honda that teams with GE to make lightweight jet aircraft, relocated their world headquarters to Burlington, NC, and required additional manufacturing and office space.