THE PROJECT: Chronic serviceability issues with high-bay crane systems in their manufacturing facility led the owner to contact Jezerinac Group to determine the root cause of the problem and recommend a solution. The building houses a 1.1 million-square-foot manufacturing facility for stamped and pressed automobile body parts.
OUR SOLUTION: We provided a comprehensive structural conditions assessment and investigation, revealing an extensive crane misalignment issue. Our investigation consisted of a comprehensive drawing and specification review, structural observation, structural analysis, a full-scale geotechnical investigation and instrumentation. The geotechnical study included both standard and cone penetration testing. Accelerometers were used to determine structural movement, which provided imperative insights into the potential issues. We presented our findings to the owner and recommended repair and retrofit solutions within a voluminous, multi-disciplinary report.