RETROFIT MEZZANINE LEVEL
MORRIS-SHEA PROJECT COMPONENTS
TEMPORARY SHORING – 150 COLUMNS
PERMANENT SUPPORT – 150 COLUMNS
Morris-Shea completed a retrofit at an immense online retailer distribution center in Shafter, CA. This one million square foot Central Valley warehouse required significant modifications to increase load capacity to accommodate a new mezzanine level for expanded use. Morris-Shea recommended a value-engineered alternate design that improved support for the elevated area within the structure. This Morris-Shea design was originally developed and successfully installed for use at the retailer’s Newnan, Georgia facility. The Morris-Shea team anchored new steel columns to existing pile caps and attached them with steel cleats to new support beams.
MORRIS SHEA VE ALTERNATE DESIGN
The project design, as developed by the Morris-Shea team, required the installation of temporary shoring columns for the existing steel columns, cutting and removal of the existing columns, and removal of the spread footings. This work was followed by the installation of new steel columns, welding the new column to the old one, and finally removing the shoring towers.