Golden Dragon Precise Copper Tube Group
Pin Hill, Alabama
Size: 120 Acres
Status: Completed 2014
Golden Dragon is the world’s largest producer of precise copper tubing in the world with approximately 30% of the market.Golden Dragon, a Chinese company, decided to open their first US based operations with a 465,000 sf copper tube manufacturing facility on a 120 acre site. The site will be developed in three phases with the first phase including architecture, civil engineering, environmental, geotechnical, municipal engineering, surveying, and landscape architecture. Geotechnical work included performing soil borings across the site to evaluate the subsurface materials. We provided recommendations including deep foundation options of cast in place piles or drilled shafts to support the building structure and recommendations for groundwater control for the below grade mechanical pits and structures. GMC set up an on-site laboratory where the entire project’s concrete and grout were tested. GMC provided the Materials Testing Services to Golden Dragon Precise Copper during the site preparation, monitored the pile load tests and installation of the augercast piles, reinforcement steel observations, concrete sampling and testing, and structural steel observations and testing. The team also provided Special Inspection services per the IBC Code.
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