Firth Rixson is a global leader in providing engineered forged metal products to hi-tech companies in the aerospace industry.
Phase I included the design of three new buildings totaling 206,602 square feet. Building A features a 50 MN forging press and a 300 MN forging press, the largest ever developed and totals 118,778 square feet. The main press and work areas sit 45 feet below grade and 22 feet below sea level.
With the weight of the 300 MN press, extensive H piles had to be driven to 80 feet below grade. In the manufacturing area, three 45-ton cranes were installed which required all of the columns to be supported on H piles and caps.
Building B is a machining and testing facility totaling 57,824 square feet and Building C is a 30,000 square foot machine shop. Phase II included a 20,000 square foot expansion of Building A along with the design of Building D, a 9,000 square foot heavy process and manufacturing heat treatment facility.
We utilized our advanced BIM capabilities to coordinate and detail foundations for the existing forging presses and hydraulic equipment with a client-mandated 3mm tolerance.
Services Provided: Structural Engineering, Embed Placement Drawings