LeanSteel: Design. Build. Better.

St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center Heart Pavilion

A crane lifts steel beams during the construction of St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center Heart Pavilion.

Toledo, Ohio Construction of 144,000 square foot facility for medical campus. As partners in the Design/Build (D/B) delivery of the structural and steel component of this project, Ruby+Associates worked closely with the fabricator/erector to design and construct this four-story, 144,000 square foot facility for the St. Vincent Mercy medical campus. Design and construction team members […]

Mercy Hospital of Willard

Tradespeople work on the frame for Mercy Hospital of Willard.

Willard, Ohio Improving efficiency with computer-modeled design. Mercy Health Partners’ two-story, 105,000-square-foot hospital, utilized Ruby+Associates to perform the structural design, and incorporate all of the challenging architectural elements. To expedite the schedule utilizing a LeanSteel® approach, Ruby’s BIM model allowed for transmission of the building design to the fabricator and detailer to accommodate the mill order and […]

Mercy Hospital of Tiffin

A crane lifts two skilled tradespeople on top of the Mercy Hospital of Tiffin build.

Tiffin, Ohio Valuable time spared with the electronically transmitted design of a complex 3-story hospital. Mercy Health Partners constructed a new 3-story, 190,000 square foot hospital. Ruby+Associates performed the structural design, incorporating challenging architectural elements. To expedite the schedule and to utilize a LeanSteel® project delivery method, Ruby created a computer model to electronically transmit […]

Truck Diesel Engine Plant

White steel rests in dirt at the Truck Diesel Engine plant job site.

Brookville, Ohio Designing a lighter, more efficient design for an automotive owner with a compressed schedule. Ruby was asked to provide structural design, connection design, shop fabrication details, erection stability analysis and on-site coordination for a new 250,000 square foot automotive diesel engine plant on 60-80 acres near Dayton, Ohio.  The fast-paced design/build LeanSteel® project […]

Michigan Seamless Tube Pilger Mill

A skilled worker is lifted by a crane as they work on the steel frame of the Michigan Seamless Tube Pilger Mill.

South Lyon, Michigan Supporting a new pipe manufacturing process for a 90-year old company. Ruby has a longstanding relationship with MST, a manufacturer of seamless tubes and pipes, having provided services to the 90-year old company for over 30 years. Constantly evolving with adaptive technologies, the company had purchased large German equipment for an exciting […]

Martin Drake Power Plant

A crane lifts a large component of the Martin Drake Power Plant.

Colorado Springs, Colorado 2015 Tekla BIM Award Winner. Colorado Springs Utilities constructed and commissioned innovative technology to reduce SO2 emissions at one of its power plants. During pilot testing of the technology, researchers determined the best configuration of ductwork for the system was a combination of reinforced fiberglass (FRP) with a steel exoskeleton. The benefits […]

Iatan Generating Station

A crane lowers a section of the Iatan Generating Station into place.

Weston, Missouri AP ComPower and Kansas City Power and Light were installing boiler and selective catalyst reduction (SCR) equipment at this coal-fired plant. Because this equipment is irregularly shaped, Ruby worked hand-in-hand with the owner’s on-site personnel to develop lifting procedures that would utilize available rigging equipment while accommodating congested field conditions. A LeanSteel® approach […]

GM Technical Center Pedestrian Bridge

A crane lifts sections of the GM Technical Center Pedestrian Bridge.

Warren, Michigan Engineering a connector quickly, using an expedited design and detail process. GM’s goal of creating a more collaborative environment for its engineering teams within the separate Estes and Cole Engineering Center buildings was realized with the design and construction of a 310-foot, 140-ton pedestrian connector between the two buildings. For our client Ideal […]

GM Manufacturing Body Shop Program

Workers build and inspect the steel structure of the GM Manufacturing Body Shop.

Flint/Ft. Wayne/Arlington/Silao, Michigan, Indiana, Texas and Mexico Working with a co-located multi-disciplinary team to complete a $1 billion program. As structural engineer of record, Ruby worked together with a co-located design-build team at Barton Malow’s office to complete the structural design and steel shop fabrication drawings for this large four-site program for General Motors. Each […]

GM Body to Paint Shop Conveyor

The GM Body to Paint Shop Conveyor spans across several sections of the building.

Arlington, Texas Engineering a true ‘out-of-the-box’ solution with a rooftop conveyor system. For this project, which included adding a rooftop conveyor system from the body shop to the paint shop at the GM Arlington full-size SUV manufacturing facility, Ruby’s LeanSteel® team designed and detailed, provided connection design, construction engineering and reinforcement services.  Within the plant, […]