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Paramount, Calif.
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Weber Metals, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of OTTO FUCHSselected Gray to provide design-build services on a titanium and aluminum component manufacturing facility for the aerospace industry. The 113,500 s.f. facility features a 60,000-ton forging press, which is globally the strongest and most advanced hydraulic pull-down die forging press in pit-mounted design.

Project Facts

  • 13-month schedule
  • Building features:
    • Floor construction consists of 16" slab on grade and 2 mats of #8 rebar at 12" OC each way 
    • Wall construction consists of metal siding
    • (1) 120-metric-ton bridge crane, plus a 40-ton hoist
    • (2)10-metric-ton bridge cranes
    • (2) 5-metric-ton bridge cranes
  • The press, which is considered the largest of its kind in the Western hemisphere, required an 80-foot excavation for the foundation, necessitating significant shoring and dewatering

Services Provided by Gray:

  • Site Selection / Evaluation
  • Programming
  • Architecture
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Structural Engineering
  • Construction Management
  • Equipment Installation