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Structural Engineering

Manitowoc Crane High Bay Heavy Assembly Addition

Manitowoc Crane High Bay Heavy Assembly Addition Manitowoc Crane Company expanded its Manitowoc facilities to meet demands for growth and capacity. GRAEF provided planning, architectural, structural, site/civil and MEP engineering services for the renovation and modernization projects which were completed in multiple phases. The Manitowoc campus expansion included numerous renovations and additions. A new 4,000-square-foot…

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Caterpillar North of Rawson Facility

Caterpillar North of Rawson Facility GRAEF helped develop a space utilization program and provided design services for this new 260,000 SF facility with fabrication shop, warehouse and high density rack storage system. Employee support areas include restrooms, conference rooms, offices, lunch rooms and a medical office. A new central compressed air plant was designed to…

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Komatsu Fabrication Building

Komatsu Texas

Komatsu Fabrication Building Komatsu Mining Corp. is building a new fabrication building in Longview Texas. The 167,000-square-foot heavy manufacturing facility will produce the world’s largest wheel loader with an operating weight of 477,100 – 486,250 pounds. The facility includes two crane bays with two 50-ton gantry bays each. There are also several semi-gantry cranes under…

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Caterpillar Fab Shop

Caterpillar Fab Shop Caterpillar (Bucyrus) retained GRAEF to evaluate their existing fab shop and improve the space. The facility was outdated and bottlenecks and inefficiencies were common in the process flow. The fab shop included 12,300 square feet of workstations and 14,000 square feet of staging areas and aisles. GRAEF conducted value stream mapping, gap…

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Milwaukee County Façade Inspections

Milwaukee County Façade Inspections In June 2010, a precast concrete panel fell off a County-owned parking structure, killing one person and seriously injuring two others. The Department of Transportation and Public Works (DTPW) was directed to conduct a thorough inspection of all County-owned buildings where similar façade elements could pose a danger. Due to the…

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Waterford Dam Embankment Repairs

Waterford Dam Embankment Repairs GRAEF has been retained by Racine County to respond to items listed in the inspection letter from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR). Specifically, GRAEF has prepared construction documents, including drawings and specifications for embankment repairs at both the west and east spillways of the Waterford dam. In addition to…

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Park Arthur Pavilion

Park Arthur Pavilion The City of Muskego retained GRAEF for the design of a pavilion with heated bathrooms, storage, concessions area, and an open air picnic shelter. The project was performed in conjunction with planned athletic field lighting and existing park amenities. GRAEF’s design included vandal-proof materials whenever possible, “green” materials where applicable, paved ADA-compliant…

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Wisconsin State Capitol Dome Moisture Repair

Wisconsin State Capitol Dome Moisture Repair Designated in 2001 as a National Historic Landmark on the National Historic Register, the Wisconsin State Capitol has the only fully granite dome in the United States, and is comprised of dimensional granite cladding over a clay book-tile substrate. The dome is structurally supported by a circular ring of…

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Caterpillar Heritage Building

Caterpillar Heritage Building The expansion and renovation of the Caterpillarexisting facility in South Milwaukee was completed over a three year period covering 234,000 square feet. GRAEF completed a Master Plan/Study for Caterpillar’s Heritage Building and provided all professional design and construction services, including specialized façade services. This fast-track project was phased to allow design and…

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Mukwonago YMCA

Mukwonago YMCA The Waukesha Family YMCA opened a new, much anticipated YMCA in Mukwonago, Wisconsin. The focal point of this YMCA is an extensive Aquatic Center with three pools: a family zero-depth entry pool with water slide; a 4-lane therapeutic-current lap pool; and a whirlpool. The 58,000-square-foot facility also has a large gymnasium, five locker…

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