Flint, Michigan – 3.645 Tons
Douglas Steel Fabricating Corporation was selected by Ideal Contracting as a partner in the design and construction of General Motor’s new 400,000 sq. ft. V6 Engine Plant in Flint. Douglas Steel provided a 3D model of the steel frame to the design team, which allowed the MEP contractors the ability to “virtually install” their systems within the allowable free space and avoid conflicts with the structural steel. All shop drawings were electronically submitted for approval to Ghafari, the Engineer of Record. In most instances approval drawings were returned to Douglas Steel in less than one week. Douglas Steel erection crews used 2 cranes to erect the 3,645 ton structure. Each crane started at opposite ends of the building. The manufacturing facility was completed for Owner occupancy within 10 months from the start of design.