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1st Infantry Division Headquarters
Fort Riley, KS
The headquarters is a 3-story structure encompassing approximately 137,000 sq. ft.. The primary facility includes a Joint Operations Center, Network Operations Center, administration, conference rooms, Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility and a briefing room. The project also involved extensite site development that included parade grounds and "Victory Park" which showcases statues and artifacts depicting the famed history of the Big Red One.
Abbott Laboratories is an American based pharmaceuticals and health care products company. The company needed to expand its current facility. This added an additional 80,000 sq. feet of manufacturing capacity, laboratory and office space.
The Regonal Distribution Center and support facility was built to be 800,000 square feet. It features a 28' clear height in the warehouse area. The office area has executive and administrative offices, conference rooms, security office, computer center, employee locker rooms and showers. Other features include an outside patio break/picnic area and two soccer fields.
Ace Hardware needed a new distribution center to serve its rapidly expanding dealer growth in the Northeast. The 792,000 square foot facility spans over 1137'x682'. It contains a 97,000 square foot mezzanine.
Las Vegas, NV
The Aladdin Hotel is a 2,600-room, 38-story tower. The true heart of the project is the story-high trusses that span the width of the building. They are concealed inside demising walls with vierendeel openings in the trusses for corridors and door openings. This allows column-free space up to 60'x70'.
The American Honda is a distribution center in Tennessee to serve its North American operations. The warehouse covers more than 800,000 square feet and is Honda's largest and most modern parts center in North America.
Applied Card Systems
Glen Mills, PA
Applied Card Systems provides credit card account servicing. The new 256,000 sq. ft. facility allowed the company to create at least 1,000 new jobs to the Southeastern Pennsylvania area.
B2 Lo Restoration Facility
Whiteman AFB, MO
The LO facility has two bays to accommodate one B-2 in each bay for restoration of its steel skin. In addition, the facility provides space for storage, training, administration, a small paint booth, and support shops. It measures 53,000 sq. ft. and is located at the north end of the existing flight line. Prior to the construction of this facility,the B2 had to travel to Palmdale, CA for extensive skin restoration.
Ball State University
The Ball State Basketball Arena was later named the Worthen Arena. It is a 12,000 seat basketball/convocation arena with varsity locker rooms, alumni facilities and weight training rooms. It features eight permanent and six portable concession stands, two permanent souvenir stands, a press room, two loading docks and an arena lounge. It is the home of the men and women's basketball and volleyball teams, as well as the site for concerts, trade shows and other special events.
Kansas City, MO
Bartle Hall Convention Center is Kansas City's largest complex of multifaceted structures dedicated to meetings, conventions, sports and entertainment. It offers 388,800 square feet of column-free exhibit space on the first floor, 21,000 square feet of tenant finishes, a 200,000 square foot conference center, another 55,000 square foot of additional space on two levels. This is all to encompass the 45 meeting rooms, a 2,400 seat fine arts theater, and an arena that can seat over 10,700 people.
The exterior is highlighted by a 30' high metal panel canopy that extends the full length of the east elevation and is supported by steel columns with fixed blade steel sunshades.
Construction of the additional convention space was built over a continuously open six-lane freeway which runs underneathe the convention center. The result was the creation of the largest, column-free convention environment in the world.
Battle Command Training Center
Fort Riley, KS
The Battle Command Training Center (BCTC) was designed to simulate field conditions withina classroom setting. This project included the construction of an 80,000 sq. ft. BCTC, Access Control Point, Tactical Operations Center Pads, special foundations and communication/antennae structure.
Bell Helicopter Bldg B5
Bell Helicopter is a 72,000 sq. ft. hangar. The intended purpose of the building was to be a Tiltrotor Assembly Center for Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc. It is a one-story helicopter hangar that also includes a 23,000 sq. ft. two-story shop and office.
The structural framing system included mill section columns spaced at 25' along the sidewall with every other column supporting a 44" deep, built-up roof beam. At the door openings, roof beams are supported by 20' deep jack trusses and a 10' deep jack truss runs down the center of the building to support the roof beams and to provide 100' clear aisle across the width of the structure. At the front of the building, an 18' deep truss spans the two 100' door openings, and supports the last bay of roof structurals. Two 10-ton cranes traverse the length of the building.
Bethlehem Steel Corp
Sparrow's Point, MD
Bethlehem Steel's cold roll steel mill complex utilized conventional structural steel with pre-engineered columns, cold rolled purlins and girts, and open web rafter systems above the crain rail elevation.
Bill Snyder Family Football Stadium
The KSU stadium expansion brought seating capacity to 50,300 and added an upper deck on the east grandstands, club seating, and 33 luxury suites. The suites include operable motorized windows, carpet, theater seating and black walnut millwood and trim. The expansion also included two electric tractor elevators, new restrooms, four concession buildings, and a ticket sales building.
Yuma and San Miguel, AZ
This new Metal Pin Pipe Foundation was installed along approximately 90 miles of our country's southern border. PKM fabricated the posts for this system that eliminted the need for concrete as in other fence systems of its kind. The steel made this system perfect for remote locations where concrete is not readily available, impracticle or difficult to deliver to the site.
Bridge Street Town Centre-Bldg #310
The Bridge Street Town Centre is a lifestyle center (shopping center) in Huntsville, AL. The center features a 10-acre lake, apartments, a one six-story, 150,000 sq.ft. Class A office space building and an eleven-story, 210 room Westin Hotel and Residences.
The Bridgestone/Firestone production plant needed to expand its current facility due to such leaps in production. The expansion included the construction of an area for splitting operations, the expansion of a hot room, and the installation of utilities and steam systems for drying and curing the rubber. The expansion also allowed Bridgestone/Firestone to make process improvements for the facility's line for manufacturing light truck and passenger tires.
Fort Bliss, TX
The 10,000 sq. ft., two-story Brigade/Battalion Headquarters facility was part of an army expansion project. The project included headquarters facilities for one large and four medium battalions, as well as the combat aviation brigade. The headquarters portion of the facility is comprised of administrative, special functions, and training classroom components. The building provides 210 offices and three large conference rooms with partitions.
The secure section consists of Brigade Operations Center, the Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility and the Network Operations Center. The design and energy saving features of the BDE/BN HQ contributed to the project goal to meet the criteria for LEED Silver certification.
The Brunswick Naval Airstation sought to construct a new hangar to house the P3 Orion while undergoing maintenance. There are two separate three-bay work bays. Each bay features 136'x380' column-free areas. Each hangar has an eight panel vertical lift megadoor with removable mullions. There are 62,000 sq. ft. of shops and offices and over 20,000 sq. ft. of elevated mezzanines incorporated within the total 106,000 sq. ft. hangar.
Burton Family Football Complex
The Burton Family Football Complex is home of the University of Connecticut's Huskies. The facility is a 95,000 sq. ft. two-story building. It contains the coaches offices, team meeting rooms, video facilities,dining hall and student-athlete lounge.
Alongside the Football Complex is the 85,000 sq. ft. Mark R. Shenkman Training Center. The indoor training center includes a full-length football field and an 18,000 sq. ft. strength and conditioning center.
The Cessna Assembly complex includes separate assembly, paint and delivery facilities that total nearly 400,000 square feet. The complex is built on a 213-acre site. It was designed for the production of Cessna's single-engine piston aircraft.
Chaparral Steel is a steel recycling plant. PKM Steel, along with Heavy Structures, provided the structural steel for the roll line and cooling beds. Covering more than 425,000 sq. ft., the building stretches over a quarter mile.
The frames consist of built-up sections for roof beams and shop-fabricated trusses for columns. Frames vary in width from 154' span across the cooling bed bays to a 330' three-span condition across the mill and finishing bays. A series of high-use cranes, ranging in capacity from 15-50 tons, are supported by open-web columns that also provided support for utility trusses that run the length of the facility.
Churchill Downs is a thoroughbred racetrack most famous for hosting the Kentucky Derby. The renovation involved the demolition and complete rebuilding of a large section of the Turf Club and a new Skye Terrace, which includes Millionaire's Row, where the rich and famous mingle on Derby Day. The structure expands Churchill Downs capacity to a total of 1.4 million square feet. 600,000 sq. ft. of the new structure and renovation replaced existing space and added another 400,000 sq. ft. of space to the complex.
Circle Centre Mall
The Circle Centre Mall occupies 3 1/2 city blocks in downtown Indianapolis. It stands 4-stories, contains over 100 retail stores, 20 places to eat, 9 movie theater screens and 12,000 parking spaces.
CMC Steel is a micromill that manufactures rebar at the site, using recycled steel as well as recycled water. The mill also uses a filtering technology to help decrase the amount of dust in the air. This plant was the first of its kind, using scrap metal for 98.5% of its finished rebar.
The Continental Hangar is a 91,461 sq. ft. facility. The structural framing system incorporated straight mill shape columns and 18' deep roof trusses and an overhead crane.
The building provides an interior clearspan of 229' and was designed to accommodate the Boeing 777. The hangar door measures 220'x70'. The hangar itself measures 237'x277'x70'. The two-story shop is 52'x288'.
Covert Energy is a combvined cycle power faciliity. The largest of the two buildings is the STG/CTG Turbine Building, which is 104,200 sq. ft. The turbine building houses four gas turbines and two steam turbines along with two 80-ton overhead maintenance cranes. Along with the turbine building, there is also an administration and control building consisting of 14,263 sq. ft. This houses the control center and personnel that run the facility as well as the warehouse/shop area that houses the onsite maintenance staff, fabrication area, and spare parts. The construction of the generating plant was an important step in meeting the growing need for electricity throughout the Midwest.
Dana Corporations Structural Products Group added a new Hydroform Building and expansion of its current facility. the new building added 156,000 sq. ft. needed to manufacture hydroformed components which are assembled into ful frames for the Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator. The electrocoating facility is a 115,000 sq. ft. expansion to the old facility. In addition, the building was constructed to accommodate for a 42-ton crane, four shipping docks, an underground scrap removal system and automated processing.
Denver International (DIA)
PKM was involved in mutiple phases of the construction of the Concourses at DIA.
The Midfield concourses allow passengers to be screened in a central location efficiently and then transported via a rail system to three different passenger concourses. The construction of the concourses created one of the most efficient airfields in the world.
Eli Lilly K362 is a biotech development laboratory building. The manufacturing facility produces small-scale quantities of experimental drugs for use in clinical trials. The building is 250,000 sq. ft. with a new 10,000 sq.ft. research staff support facility.
Executive Jet Hangar
The Executive Jet, Inc set its new operational headquarters complex at Port Columbus International Airport. The 200,000 sq. ft. facility provides a full-range of technical services for Executive Jet, which manages the world's largest fleet of private business jets. The complex includes an 80,000 sq. ft. hangar with an additional 45,000 sq. ft. support area. The new hangar space is large enough to house 30 aircraft at any given time. The hangar features a 300'x600' ramp that provides easy expansion and unencumbered movement within the hangar. Office space in the operations center offucpies 75,000 sq. ft.
Kansas City, MO
The FedEx Grounded needed a larger shipping hub due to its expanding needs. The total size of the facility is over 350,000 square-feet and utilizes pre-engineered components and bar joists. Buildings within the facility include an office administration building, hub-sorting area, cross deck area, vehicle maintenance building, trailer garage, and fuel island.
In an effort to incrase efficiency and capacity of its ground delivery services in the southeast, FedEx Ground added the 555,000 sq. ft. sort hub. The facility and four support buildings sit on 125 acre site. The site proved to be a bit of a challenge, due in part to the aggressive fast-track schedule and extensive elevation changes. With the ability to handle up to 15,000 packages an hour, the new hub helped FedEx achieve its goal of added capability to the area.
The FedEx Woodbridge hub expansion includes a 185,000 sq. ft. building expansion, a 93,000 sq. ft. service platform, 4,400 sq. ft. of new office space and a maintenance shop. PKM provided WF columns, end wall posts, sidewall columns, service platform beams, roof beams, crane beams, HSS bracing at the roof, bottom flange angle bracing, connections for girt and purlins, moment connections, canopy beams, and a snow fence.
First Quality Tissue
First Quality Tissue is an industry leader that produces towel and tissue produts. After selecting Anderson, SC for its new location, construction began. The new structure houses thru-air-dried machines, which doubled First Tissue's previous capacity of about 150,000 tons per year.
Las Vegas, NV
The FontaineBleau is a 63-story, 3,800-room luxury resort designed by John A. Martin & Associates. It was designed to be a 21st century take on the original Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami. Its enormous rooftop pool, along with the seismic criteria for Las Vegas, dictated column designs weighing more than 1,3000 plf, plate girders approaching 900 plf, and built-up graces at 230 plf. The podium area consists of more than 15,000 main memebers; an additional 15,000 members are used throughout the rest of the project.
Fort Dix Helicopter Hangar & Marine Group Hdq.
As Base Alignment and Closure act was taking place, Fort Dix was combined with adjacent McGuire Airforce Base to make one entity to house 4 of our country's military forces. In order to incorporate all of these forces, construction was inevitable. The new hangar requirements were to provide one helicopter maintenance hangar with administrative and maintenance support space, Marine Air Group Headquarters facility with a ground storage warehouse and ground supply equipment pads.
Fort Leavenworth, KS
This project is a renovation of Historic Buildings 466 & 467 to provide an instructional facility. The project incorporated approximately 52,800 sq. ft. including a new 1,000 sq. ft. enclosed connection between the buildings. The design includes 10 class rooms, an SES suite, administrative and general office space with support and an approximate 3,500 sq. ft. Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility.
The preservation of the historic nature of the existing structures was of upmost importance in this project. The steel was used to tie the existing limestone walls to the new 6" interior walls consisting of over6,000 embeds. Steel wide flange members make up the floors which are covered by deck and concrete. Each building has 2 stair towers with picket rails. The roof has been retro fitted with steel to ensure the roof will continue to carry the necessary loads for years to come.
Fort Leonard Wood Barracks
Fort Leonard Wood, MO
The first Trainee Barracks Complex 6 is a 185,450 sq. ft. barracks and company operations facility (BCOF) complex. The second is a 125,300 sq. ft. complex. Located in two different areas of Fort Leonard Wood cantonment, both complexes are similar in design and function and will provide living, training, and sleeping quarters for new trainees. Each of the new three-story L-shaped BCOF's accommodate 240 soldiers. Company operations spaces, including offices, classrooms, secure storage and mechanical rooms are located at the nexus of each L-shaped space. The 60-soldier sleeping bays occupy the second and third floors of each leg of the "L," with toilet, shower, and laundry facilities located at each end.
Freehold Raceway Mall
The Freehold Raceway Mall was built across the street from the Freehold Raceway. It was built on land that was previously used for stables. The mall itself has 1,665,400 square feet of gross leasable area. This makes it the second largest shopping mall in New Jersey.
General Electric's corporate hangar facility measures 75,000 sq. ft. and has a clearspan of 282'. This was accomplished with a bow string truss system that bends on a 450' radius. The braced frame structure allowed the use of shallow perimeter columns and eliminated the large horizontal loads at the foundations typically found on traditional rigid frame structures.
There is also an attached three-story office complex. Both the office and hangar are flooded with natural light supplied by translucent wall panels in the hangar. This was feature was a result of how the frame was constructed.
Hale Street Complex
Fort Riley, KS
Fort Riley was due for a makeover because the Big Red One was coming. The new complex on Hale street includes two 3-story barracks, one Command Operation Facility and a 27,000 sq. ft. dining facility. The facilities include anti-terrorism force protection and incorporate as much "green-ability" as possible. The green effect was achieved when Fort Riley became the first installation in the Kansas City District.
Harvest Bible Chapel is a large-scale structural steel building. The sanctuary roof structure is comprised of a series of sixteen parallel east-west-oriented rigid steel frames with an overall span of approximately 166 feet at the north and south ends of the sanctuary and 238 feet along the middle eight frames. The roof girders for the shorter end spans are made up of three fabricated shipping pieces field bolted together. The longer spans are made up of four shipping pieces field bolted together. The total project included the addition of the 6,500 seat sanctuary, gym, dining space, lobby, gathering spaces and classrooms.
Indianapolis Colts Facility
Infantry Brigade Combat Teams Facilities
Fort Bliss, TX
Company Operations Facility (COF) buildings are similar to industrial park office/warehouse buildings. The new complex range from 46,000 to 75,000 sq. ft. Each includes a 15,000 sq. ft. single story administrative module providing office space for four to six companies. The remainder of each building consists of "readiness modules," which are warehouse spaces including arms vaults, secure storage areas, lockers for individual solders' gear, and mezzanines for platoon sergeant offices. The scope of the work also included canopy structures to provide covered hardstands at each building, totaling approximately 120,000 sq. ft.
This aircraft hangar is the largest in the world for the US Navy. The dual-purpose layout required for this unique facility allows it to initially hangar eight P-3C Orion aircraft and ultimately six of the large P-8A Poseidon turbonfan aircraft. To meet the Navy's demand for the multiple openings for various aircraft, clearspans of 455' and 428' were necessary at the front of the hangar. Three-story tall box trusses were used to achieve the clear spans. During erection, these robust trusses were assembled in sections on the ground then lifted info place with the entire system bearing on temporary shoring towers. The structure also supports multiple overhead cranes for maintenance of the aircraft.
Jefferson County Govt Center
The Jefferson County Government Center is a consoldiation of numberous governmental departments for Jefferson County. The 531,000 sq. ft. facility is timeless and the entire complex affords expansion capabilities.
The Judicial Wing of the structure comprises 304,000 sq. ft., while the administration wing, joined by the central lobby atrium, utilizes the remaining 227,000 sq. ft. There is also a 15,000 sq. ft. underground tunnel and central holding facility that connects the judicial building to the pre-existing detention center. Inside the tunnel, there is a computer-operated, remote controlled, magnetic prisoner transportation system.
The center was constructed with a steel tension ring atrium. The dome is the centerpiece of the building with skylights and a 125' high rotunda. It is sometimes called the "Taj Mahal" because of its golden dome and grand appearance.
Sinking Springs, PA
Known as the JetBlue Technical Operations Campus, this 100,000 sq. ft. facility located at John F. Kennedy International Airport, provides space for offices, workshops, and a state-of-the-art automated parts retrieval and storage system. The 300' clearspan building provides ample room for JetBlue to simultaneously hangar three Airbus A320 aircraft.
Kansas Technology Center
The KTC building is approximately 2 football fields long and 1.5 football fields wide with 278,700 sq. ft. of gross floor.
The entire building is a lab for teaching about utility systems, construction and other technologies. The layout of systems and room arrangement is designed to be flexible and transformable. A 10'x10' tunnel runs below the buildings's hallways. The walls separating individual rooms can be removed to bring tractors into the classrooms. The entire facility can be molded for that day's instructional needs.
KC Convention Center
Kansas City, MO
The Kansas City Convention Center expansion and renovation project was initiated by the city to make the facility more competetive. The massive project featured a new ballroom that is the sixth largest facility of its kind in the county, offering guests the ultimate flexibility and state-of-the-art amenitites.
Different structural systems were selected that included 16-foot-deep continuous-span steel strusses and composite steel beams that support the ballroom and public space floors, which required greater load capacity and a uch higher performance level. One-way steel trusses support the long-span roof.
The Keystone Aviations Services hangar is a 62,000 sq. ft. hangar providing an alternative profile to the traditional side-by-side gable framed building. The new hangar utilizes a reverse-frame design that slopes from the front to the back of the building. A 6' deep, three-plate super girder spans the 500' building width. It is supported on columns place betwee three, 130' wide sliding hangar doors. Flat-bottom trusses bear on the girder at the high side of the building on three-plate, fixed base columns at the low side. A 30'x400' long, two-story office was constructed that provides 24,000 sq. ft. of office space.
Koch Industries, Inc. is one of the largest private companies in America. The company's Headquarters is a 1.2 million sq. ft. office complex that houses specialized capabilities such as human resources, environment, health and safety, information technology, public affairs, risk management, legal services, tax and audit services and business development.
Overland Park, KS
The Lighton Plaza was constructed in the heart over Overland Park. It contains three class-A buildings spanning 475,804 sq. ft. with well-landscaped grounds and interiors containing Italian Marble and mohogany wood trim. Some on-site amenities include a fitness center, modern security system, a deli and conference rooms.
Linden Power Plant
Linden Power Plant is a two unit, 1,186 megawatt natural gass fired combined cycle generating facility. The new complex includes a steam turbine building that houses two steam turbine generators and two gas turbine buildings that house a total of four gas turbine generators. The 123,000 sq. ft. facility has welded-up step-crane columns in all the buildings to support 70-ton and 10-ton auxiliary bridge cranes. All the primary steel framing was hot-dipped galvanized, with secondary framing formed from galvanized sheet and coil materials.
Mandalay Bay Convention Center
Las Vegas, NV
The Mandalay Bay Convention Center covers more than 1.8 million sq. ft. of space, with nearly 1 million of that being exhibit space. It is one of the 5 largest convention centers in the US. It contains the country's largest unobstructed ballroom at 100,000 sq. ft. of spacce. The facility can support up to 75 breakout sessions and has several other ballrooms as well.
McDermott is known world wide for its fabrication capabilities of offshore oil platforms. The Altamira complex includes two warehouses; a 45,208 sq. ft. open warehouse and a 22,604 sq. ft. covered warehouse. There are two fabrication shops currently; a 32,292 sq. ft. alloy shop and a 19,375 sq. ft. carbon steel shop. The facility allows the company to repair and upgrade the oil rigs with direct, unrestricted access to the open sea.
McNally Coal Plant
Mollenkopf Athletic Center
West Lafayette, IN
The Mollenkopf Athletic Center contains an indoor practice field, weight training room, meeting rooms and coaches' offices. The mammoth structure has a full football field plus spacious sidelines. There is a total of 92,400 sq. ft. of space that reaches 86 feet high at the peak. The two-story weight training room covers nearly 14,000 sq. ft.
NCMC Parking Structure
When Northern colorado Medical Center needed a new parking structure, most organizations were not fond of using steel. However, in Colorado, the snow and road salt being tracked into garages by cars caused considerable damage to concrete and steel. The solution was to hot dip galvanize the steel members that were used to construct the garage. As a result, the structure will effectively resist corrosion with a 125 year service life. A total of 750 parking spaces were put in the 4-story garage. Since steel was used, the columns are smaller in size and less obstructive. The shallow profile of the floor beams provide more openness, which makes the space much easier to illuminate.
The National Cooperative Refinery Association needed to meet new federal guidelines. With that, they constructed a state-of-the-art unicracker unit. The unicracker uses heat, hydroge, and a catalyst to conver gas oils into gasoline blendstocks and distillate (jet fuel and diesel) blendstocks.
Nebraska City Power
Nebraska City, NE
The new 682 megawatt coal-burning power plant includes features that make it more energy-efficient and environmentally friendlier than older power stations. The new plant include sscrubbers, high-efficiency burners and a carbon injection system to reduce such pollutants as nitrous oxide, mercury, sulfur dioxide and ash.
New Life Anointed Ministries
PKM Steel paired with Butler Heavy Structures to fabricate a new church for this thriving congregation. it had grown from 133 members to more than 1,500 families. The church purchased a heavy machinery warehouse that needed major renovations in order to accommodate its ever growing need for space. The end result was a 2,500 seat sanctuary in Woodbridge, VA.
This 60,000 sq. ft. multi-unit combined cycle complex includes a 40,000 sq. ft. turbine building that houses two gas turbine generators and one steam turbine generator in the facility. PKM Steel assisted Butler Heavy Structures in providing a hybrid structural steel framing system that incorporated both conventional and pre-engineered components for the buildings.
North Star Mill
The North Star Mill is a large complex with expertise in electric furnace steel making, slab casting and hot rolling technology in a synchronous flat rolled mini-mill.
NSA Data Center
The NSA Data Center is a 100,000 sq. ft. facility and a 900,000 sq. ft. technical support and administrative space. The center is designed to be capable of generating all of its own power through backup electrical generators and will have both fuel and storage. Construction designed to achieve environmentally significant LEED Silver certification.
NSA Potline No. 5
NSA added a fifth potline to its smelter location in Hawesville, KY. The facility produces primary aluminum in molten, ingot and sow form. The expansion increased the capacity at the plant to about 240,000 tons per year. The fifth potline can produce approximately 110 million pounds of standard grade aluminum per year.
Olympus High School
The new Olympus High School comprises a complete rebuild of the original 1952 school. The total size of the completed project will be 400,000 sq. ft. The new building will have the capacity to serve 1,00 students. New construction includes a football stadium. The school's southeast corner will house the performing arts wing, including an auditorium, a black box theater and choral and orchestra rooms. The middle section will house the three-story academic area with a view of Mount Olympus.
The North Gateway Transfer Station & Material Recovery Station (NTS/MRF) was developed on 43 acres and is the cornerstone of the future munipal services campus. The primary subdivision consits of three elements. The 120,000 sq. ft. tipping area is designed to handle up to 4,000 tons per day of solid waste. A 52,000 sq. ft. portion of the tipping area is reserved for self haulers. There is also a 60,000 sq. ft. materials recovery facility portion of the complex, where crews sort recyclable materials from the waste. The third component is a 12,000 sq. ft. administration and employee space.
Prestonwood Baptist Church
The Prestonwood Baptist Church is a "megachurch" that consits of multiple buildings totaling 400,000 square feet on four levels. The main sanctuary and atrium is 100,000 square feet and seats 7,000 people. Surrounding the sanctuary is 200,000 square feet of rehearsal halls and service facilities. The east complex includes a three-level, 100,000 square foot Children's Education Center that serves as a school for preschool through 12th grade.
Principal Office Building
Des Moins, IA
The Principal is a 45 story tall office building that houses many other companies in addition to the Principal. The top two floors are home ot a privately owned club named the Embassy Club. It is a 528,000 sq. ft. structure that includes offices, a wellness center, cafeteria and a computer room.
Proctor & Gamble
Protor & Gamble's expansion of their existing paper manufacturing complex was done in two phases, by adding two new paper machines and associated converting equipment. The complex includes facilities for shipping, raw material handling and storage, a pulp mill and various supporting services for the manufacture of paper products.
Apple Valley, CA
Wal-Mart aimed to make the "green-est" of all its facilities. The distribution center was built on a 320-acre site. The facility is 1.1 million sq. ft. This makes it Victor Valley's largest building, measuring three football fields in length and width.
PSEG Power Lawrenceburg is a 1,096 megawatt facility. The state-of-the-art facility provides Indiana and the region with clean, efficient and environmentally responsible energy. The facility is a hybrid steel design Turbine Hall and Support Buildings. Conventional hot rolled steel was utilized for the frame supporting two overhead cranes. The structural steel for this project was a combination of conventional steel and pre-engineered steel components. This provided added value and economy to the facility.
West Lafayette, IN
Robins AFB Cargo Facility
Robins AFB, GA
The Cargo Facility is an 86,000 sq. ft. building can house either four C-130's or one C-130 and one C17. It is primarily intended for the C130's but was built tall enough to accommodate the C-17's if needed. The is a single story, multi-bay cargo aircraft hangar, including personnel offices and work spaces.
Salina Medical Arts
The Salina Medical Arts Building is located immediately south of the main hospital in Salina, KS. The building was constructed to allow more space for many of Salina's medical professionals. It also serves as home to a number of Salina Regional Health Center's outpatient facilities such as, Outpatient Physical Therapy Clinic, durable Medical Equipment, Sleep Disorder Center, Outpatient Imagining Center and the Breast Diagnostic Center.
Saturn SUV Addition
Spring Hill, TN
The expansion for Saturn Corporation was to be a 110,000 sq. ft. addition to enhave the final assembly area of Saturn's new sport utility vehicle. The project included a 60,000 sq. ft. manufacturing building expansion and a large 50,000 sq. ft. conveyor line enclosure.
Simuflite Training Facility
The facility is the largest corporate aviation training center in the world. PKM worked with Manhattan Consruction Company to add 120,000 sq. ft. wing to the facility. The new wing included multi-media classrooms, briefing rooms and office space, as well as simulator bays. It also included expansion of the dining and library facilities to accommodate the additional student load. The expansion supported Simuflite plans to add five new aircraft programs.
Salt Lake City, UT
SkyWest Airlines expanded its existing facility to build a flight crew training and aircraft maintenance structure. The hangar portion of the structure is comprised of 18'-6" deep parallel chord trusses, deepening to 25' at the front of the building to accommodate loads from the sliding doors, exterior signage and winows above the doors. The structure had heavy seismic load requirements and new foundations required the building's roof beams to cantilever the 10' gap between the existing structure. The hangar totaled 130,200 sq. ft. of space.
State Farm Show Complex
The Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex & Expo Center is a large exhibition center and indoor arena. It is primarily used for concerts and agricultural exhibitions, the Pennsylvania Farm Show and indoor football. The expansion project included an Expo Hall, lobby, officces, equine arena, equine barn, connector link, and a rotunda. Major upgrades were also done to the sale arena, dormitories, meeting rooms and PA Preferred Banquet Hall.
Strategic Air Command Museum
The Strategic Air Command Museum was designed to emulate the curved roof of military hangars of the 1940's. The museum encompasses 207,000 square feet of aircraft restoration and exhibit space. The facility features two 270-foot arched, clearspan hangars which are connected by a glass enclosed atrium area.
At the eave, the buildings provide for a 30-foot height, with clearances reaching 60-feet at the top of the arches. Each building is equipped with 150-feet wide by 35-feet tall bi-parting hangar doors in the rear endwalls. 22-feet high tail doors are located above the hangar doors to accommodate larger aircraft.
The American Royal
Kansas City, MO
The American Royal is a livestock show, horse show and rodeo held each year. The complex is a 282,000 sq. ft. facility, noted for its usability as an agricultural event venue. The facility features conventional steel framing to ensure safety and stability in extreme climates.
The Lakes Mall
The Lakes Mall is located on a 100-acre site one mile south of I-96 and US-31 intersection. It measures 645,677 sq. ft. and features more than sixty retailers plus a food quart.
PKM worked with AFCO to provide the trusses for this mammoth steel mill in Calvert, AL. It involved construction of the Hot Rolling Mill, followed shortly thereafter on the Cold Rolling Mill and Hot Dip Galvanizing Lines.
Topeka-Shawnee County Public Library
An addition was built onto the existing library. The three-story addition surrounds three sides of the original 1951 building. The main floor entrance lobby is topped by a 50 ft. diameter, two-story rotunda. The interior features an art gallery, computer center, audio-cideo collection, auditorium, bookstore, and multiple age-driven collections. A 36 ft tall atrium fills the center of the library. The upper level also houses offices and the Topeka Room.
Toys "R" Us
Lee Summit, MO
Toys "R" Us expanded its distribution center in Lee Summit, MO. The expansion included 278,000 sq. ft. The facility features metal wall systems over concrete abuse walls and metal standing seam roof systems. Superflat floors were also required to support the robitc product retrieval system. Although it was a large expansion, it went from groundbreaking to stocking merchandise in 6 months.
United Airlines selected Indianapolis International Airport as the site of its new maintenance facility. It is a 1.6 million sq. ft. space that comprises 12 bays specially designed to reduce maintenance cycle times and keep aircraft in service longer. Five of ten temperature-regulated hangar bays utilize innovative permanent dock structures that make aircraft maintenance more efficient. The facility includes hangars, airframe repair shops, engine repair shops and central facilities for on site utilities and site support.
The Indianapolis Maintenance Center was the crown jewel of United Airline's respected maintenance program. The state-of-the-art facility dealt with complex heavy maintenance on single aisle Boeing and Airbus jets.
US Air Force C-17 Hangar
The Corrosion Control Facility/Paint Hangar was designed to move air horizontally across all portions of the Globemaster III aicraft surface at a minimum of 75 feet per minute. The framing system consists of flat-bottom trusses supported on single shaft columns. The two trusses above the hangar doors are 5' deeper than the rest of the building to house a fully lined plenum space to control airflow. The structural steel was also designed to support two 60-ton hydraulic cranes used to paint the aircraft. The hangar also contains two telescoping manlift platforms.
The unique hangar was built to service the Airbus A330-300 aircraft. Flat-bottom trusses vary in depth from 13'-6" above the hangar doors to 31'-10" at the back of the building to accommodate the single slope roof profile. Spanning 303' width of the entire building, the trusses were also designed to support two 5-ton and one 10-ton underhung cranes.
The Marion, Indiana V.A. Medical Center is an 880 buildng campus serving Indiana and Ohio's veterans. The new facility was a 69,259 gross square foot patient environment project that constructed a new two-story psychiatric nursing care building. This replaced three existing buildings on the campus. The project replaced rooms with four beds to single and double rooms. It moved the nursing stations to the same floor as the patient rooms, added dining facilities, elevators, and central heat and air to the building.
Visy Paper Recycling
Staten Island, NY
Visy Paper is a recycling waste paper facility that is made up of ten buildings and annexes with multiple floor levels and clear heights of up to 80-feet. Elevated floor slabs were designed to support up to 800 psf equpment loads, and 70-foot long crane girders were designed to support a 35-ton clamshell crane in the barge unloading area.
The Wal-Mart distribution facility is one of the largest development projects in Lewiston's history. The first phase of the construction included a 447,055 sq. ft. facility to stock dry goods for distribution. It was built to service Wal-Mart Supercenters in the northeast.
Wal-Mart New Caney
New Caney, TX
Since Texas has the largest concentration of Wal-Mart stores in the nation, a facility was needed that had equipment designed for graeter efficiency and high capacity operations to serve as the distribution center. The center is 901,000 sq. ft. It has an automative retrieval crane system to service the center's frozen food, delicatessan and dairy goods in the area of the building that contains 75 feet tall ceilings. This is notably higher than usual in the chain's other distribution centers. The center supplies groceries to Wal-Mart stores in the Greater Houston Area and at times, into Louisiana as well.
Construction of the mammoth center began on 137 acres in Box Elder County, UT. Butler Heavy Structures constructed the 860,000 sq. ft. food distribution center. The center distributes dry, frozen and refrigerated foods to Wal-Mart superstores in Utah, Nevada, Wyoming, Idaho, Arizona and Colorado.
Warner Robins AFB, GA
The Warner Robins Corrosion Control Facility is comprised of two separate work bays, each featuring a 245'x300' deep area. Each hangar has two eight-leaf rolling hangar doors, for a 75' high clear opening. Framing is designed to support significant mechanical equipment loads. A deep plenum box truss over the doors provides support for mechanical loads while limiting deflections. Deep trusses spanning from front to rear of the hangars provide for the deflection limitation required for the tele-platform cranes. A second set of cold-formed secondaries support a full stepped-height ceiling liner in both hangars.
This 65,200 sq. ft. combined cycle plant was built in eastern Ohio. It was done in two phases. Phase 1 consisted of the installation and operation of three 160 megawatt gas fired combustion turbines, a 1,000 kW emergency generator, and a 290 kW emergency fire pump. Phase 2 included a 14-cell wet cooling tower, a gas-fired auxiliary boiler, a 100 kW back-up diesel generator, and a small 290 kW firewater pump.
The Westinghouse facility refurbishes large steam turbines. It rises 98' above grade and was designed to support a 600-ton crane. It is a 30,000 square foot facility that measures 150'x200'x98'.
Wheeling Nisshin Steel Mill
Wheelin-Nisshin's high techology processes for metal fabrication and coating required a highly complex structure. Crane rails, mezzanines, a 90-foot cooling tower with elevator, ovens, furnaces, and computerized equipment.
It was the nation's first high spped, hot-dip line specializing in light-gauge coated products. The mill itself produces more than 700,000 tons a year of products used for various automotive, appliance, building and construction applications.
Wizardinging World of Harry Potter
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is one of the seven themed areas within Universal Parks and Resorts. Construction began seven months after the official announcement. Construction progressed with the Hogwarts castle slowly taking shape. The rides include the Dragon Challenge which is a dueling roller coaster featuring two distinct racks built to overlap and intertwine each other. Flight of the Hippogrift is a steel roller coaster designed for families. Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey was a new attraction inside the replica of the Hogwarts Castle, simulating a tour of the astle and its surrounding grounds. Also constructed were dining, shopping and other Harry Potter themed attractions within the park.
Zeno Air, Inc is an aircraft hangar that measures 39,125 sq. ft. The beautiful hangar and office complex supports business aircraft flying into the Chicago Metropolitan area.