LeanSteel: Design. Build. Better.

Truck Diesel Engine Plant

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 had the team beginning design in September 2019 with 12,000 tons of steel delivered on-site in December 2019.  Ruby’s team designed an efficient 9.5 lbs/SF building, including bar joists, which resulted in significant savings versus the traditional 15-18 lbs/SF model. 

Designed for future expansion, the plant enables the automotive company to machine more engine blocks and heads to meet growing demand for heavy and medium-duty pickup trucks.

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