Project: Ryerson AMP Expansion
Location: Little Rock, AR
Architect: H.James Engstrom & Associates, Inc.
Ryerson expanded an existing pre-engineered metal building by a total of 16,250 square feet. Both the east and west ends of the building contain crane beams to support two new hoist cranes (25 ton and 15 ton). Since the existing structure was being used, this expansion includes weather tight construction requirements.
The east end expansion is intended for steel coil storage and requires a 24 inches thick, heavily reinforced, concrete slab to support the tremendous weight of the coils which can weigh upwards of 50,000 pounds each. Additionally, the slab was placed atop cardboard box type void forms and 415 steel reinforced concrete displacement piles that penetrate the subgrade an average depth of 33 feet due to very poor soils conditions that are sometimes encountered near the Arkansas River. The project also called for removal and replacement of 150 feet of rail road spur and the addition of 1,000 square yards of new asphalt paving.
This was a negotiated design/build project that was contracted with a six month duration from start to finish. One major obstacle was that all the concrete work, including displacement piles, was performed in peak winter conditions. Kinco meet all the owner's requirements in regard to quality and exceeded their expectations by completing the project one full month ahead of schedule.
Project: Molex Manufacturing
Location: Maumelle, Arkansas
Architect: Canino Architecture, Inc.
Molex, a manufacture of electronic connections under went an 185,000 square foot major expansion. This complex design incorporated a precious metal recovery system and completion of a automated computer product retrieval system. The project won the 2001 Construction Award from Associated Builders and Contractors.
Project: Kimberly-Clark - K6 Expansion
Location: Maumelle, Arkansas
Architect: Stuck Associates Architects
This project included a fast track schedule of 28 weeks from award to owner occupancy. Another challenge included tying the 24,000 square foot expansion into a major hub of their facility. This was accomplished without disrupting daily production and activities. Besides the physical challenges of keeping the facility protected from the elements, a high level of coordination was required to prevent MEP upgrades and additions from disrupting technical elements of KC operations.
Scope of work also included construction of 35,000 square foot of heavy duty concrete paving for tractor trailer parking, truck dock expansions, and creation of 70,000 square foot of temporary trailer parking.
Project: Tyson Protein Recovery Plant
Location: Texarkana, Arkansas
Architect: Vaugh, Coltrane, Pharr & Associates
This facility was built on a 200 acre site that includes five buildings totaling 107,000 square foot. The project includes a main processing plant, a boiler building, an administrative and maintenance building, a state-of-the-art wastewater and air treatment facilities, and an on-site laboratory and a truck maintenance facility.