The Warren CAT project is a 110,000 square foot, 40-foot tall industrial facility built for bringing in large engines to break down, repair, and rebuild.
This building included tilt-wall panels, masonry, a pre-engineered metal building, and structural steel, all tied together. Crossland used an acoustical metal liner panel, typically seen as decking, as a partition wall between areas of the shop. Many bridge cranes used in the engine break down process had to be installed before the roof could be added.
The Warren CAT project was challenging on several levels. The building structure consisted of multiple materials - precast panels, masonry, pre-engineered metal building, and structural steel Ð so coordination and communication had to be and constant and consistent at all levels. Additionally, many moving pieces had to be installed in a pre-defined specific order. It was also a very rainy season in Oklahoma, and we experienced 60+ days of rain on this project. The project benefited substantially because we were able to self-perform the earthwork, concrete, and precast assembly, allowing us to control the schedule and keep the project on track despite the wet and muddy conditions.