LeanSteel: Design. Build. Better.

GM Manufacturing Body Shop Program

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 site was unique and an aggressive 2-year schedule was implemented for the program, which included over 4,000,000 total square feet and over 25,000 tons of steel.

The Ruby LeanSteel® team provided both design drawings and shop details to avoid delays and to meet GM’s schedule. Ruby’s integrated process provided faster 3D coordination with the follow-on trades and accelerated steel erection. Ruby’s engineers handled all Requests for Information internally and worked hand-in-hand with detailing partners to ensure that the projects were delivered successfully with steel arriving on-site as intended by the design team.

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