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ABB, Inc. Huntersville, NC


Type of Construction: New Construction, Structural Steel

Delivery Method: Design/Build

Architect: PE Engineering


Project Description

ABB Inc – Huntersville, NC is an industrial facility that produces extra high voltage (EHV) cable for the power distribution industry.  Extra high voltage cables are those which carry between 220kV and 500kV and are used to in lieu of overhead distribution lines.
The facility consists of office space, manufacturing area, Vertical Continuous Vulcanization (VCV) tower, warehouse space, testing area, QC lab area, curing ovens and exterior covered storage.  In addition to the building area, there is over 190,000 SF of exterior concrete paving for empty reel storage, finished reel storage and raw material storage.
The building is composed of a structural steel frame, insulated precast panels and single ply membrane roof.  The concrete for both the interior and exterior slabs were required to withstand a load from the reel of 92,000 pounds.  There are 20,000 cubic yards of concrete in the footings, machine foundations, slabs and tower.
We were contracted to provide the design and construction of this facility.  Using design and subcontractor partners we had worked with previously, we used a phasing of design and a very aggressive schedule to begin construction in less than 90 days after award of the contract.