Project Spotlight: S&B Modular Fabrication Facility

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S&B Engineers and Constructors, a construction and engineering firm specializing in industrial processing equipment, required a modular manufacturing facility for producing massive, highly specialized components for construction projects around the globe. 

Located in Baytown, Texas, the S&B Modular Fabrication Facility consists of three areas. A one-story wing provides offices, support space, and a break room with an operable wall system. A second area provides space for a tool room and warehousing materials. The third is a 50,000 square-feet manufacturing area with two production bays. Roller-compacted concrete covers over 35 acres of the site.  

The 78,000 square-foot metal facility accommodates 50 cranes since the modules fabricated and assembled are generally made of components that are extremely heavy. Every area of the production space is accessible by the cranes and their wall-to-wall reach. Because the cranes needed to be attached to the building’s structure, exact dimensions were provided to custom manufacture the cranes to fit the building. The immense challenge with this process was that all the pieces had to be purchased while design was still underway.  

Managing 35 subcontractors and 300 site workers required meticulous planning and coordination from the project team. Effective teamwork and communication between the owner, architect, and S&P were crucial for success, leading to S&P receiving the Excellence in Construction Award from Associated Builders and Contractors of Greater Houston for their work on the S&B Modular Fabrication Facility. 

March 20, 2024

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