LOCATION: Midway, GA
OWNER: Firth Rixson
ARCHITECT: Randall Paulson Architects
This multi-million dollar project consists of three buildings. Building A is a 118,778 SF building which is used for the main manufacturing for the 300 MN & 50 MN press pits. The main press/ forge is one of only two in the world. Due to the extreme weight of the press, the pit area required extensive H piles driven to 80 feet below grade. The main press area and work area is 45 feet below existing grade and 22 feet below sea level which required the area to be completely enclosed with sheet piling to provide for deep dewatering during construction. There is over a mile of deep trenches that are used for the electric, hydraulic, and natural gas lines which support the press, pump room, and furnaces. The project includes 45 ton bridge cranes which are all supported on H piles and pile caps. Building B is a 57,824 SF Machine Shop and Testing building. Building C is a 30,000 SF Machine Shop as well.
In 2012, Evans was hired to construct an expansion to the existing Firth Rixson Building A, as well as the construction of a new forging building. This project is a heavy process and manufacturing facility located in the marsh of Midway, GA. The expansion portion of the project will house a one of a kind forging press completely custom-built and manufactured from various locations around the world. The press requires a heavy foundation and a 50'x 50' pit 40' below the surface.