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CATERPILLAR INC., N.C.

Winston-Salem, N.C.
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Caterpillar Inc., a global leader in sales and manufacturing of construction and mining equipment, selected Gray to provide design-build services for their 850,000 s.f. facility in Winston-Salem, N.C. This facility will be used for on-site milling of axle components and final axle assembly for the Caterpillar 700-series line of mining trucks.

Project Facts

  • 102-acre site
  • Final axle assembly weighs close to 45 tons
  • Axels assembled at this facility will be used on trucks that will be manufactured at the Caterpillar Athens, Ga. facility, another Gray project
  • Facility received LEED® Silver certification
  • Caterpillar’s first LEED® Silver certified heavy manufacturing facility in the U.S.
  • Project awarded ASHRAE Technology First Place Award in the New-Industrial Facilities or Processes Category within ASHRAE Region IV

Elements of sustainable design incorporated into the facility include:

Site Impact

  • Previously developed site
  • Protected and restored over 50% of site
  • Over 65% of open space is vegetated
  • No increase in storm water runoff
  • Wet detention basin designed for 90% Total Suspended Solids (TSS) removal efficiency
  • Gray color concrete to reduce non-roof heat-island effect
  • Reduced heat-island effect with white R-25-insulated TPO roof
  • Eliminated irrigation by use of native and water-efficient plants
  • Minimized use of ozone-depleting compounds
  • Over 80% of construction waste diverted from landfill
  • Over 20% use of recycled building materials
  • Over 20% use of regionally purchased building materials
  • Use of Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)-certified wood
  • Low-VOC adhesives and sealants
  • Low-VOC flooring system materials
  • Composite wood and agrifiber materials are void of added urea-formaldehyde

Operational Impact

  • 40% water efficiency improvement
  • 12% energy reduction

Employee Impact

  • Changing and showering facilities
  • Preferential parking for fuel-efficient vehicles
  • Preferred parking for carpools/vanpools
  • Individually controllable workstation lighting systems

Services Provided by Gray:

  • Architecture
  • Building Information Modeling (BIM)
  • Project Visualization
  • Civil Engineering
  • MEP Engineering
  • Process Engineering
  • Structural Engineering
  • Construction Management
  • LEED® Certification
  • LEED® Design
  • LEED® Commissioning
  • Building Commissioning

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