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Scope of Work
Cianbro is managing the construction of an 18,388 sf high bay expansion to the existing AEWC facility. The project includes a three story 6,866 sf portion for a lab and offices, and 11,522 sf for a high bay test area which will include a heavily reinforced concrete reaction structure (test stand) and a heavily reinforced concrete floor slab (strong floor) for research testing. In addition, the installation of a new gravel entrance/delivery drive and surrounding landscaping. 

Project Details
  • Construction of the 1,650 cy Concrete Test Stand 
  • Placement of east foundation walls with typical spread footings; rebar and slab on grade
  • Placement of a slab on grade “Reaction Slab” designed for future lab testing equipment
  • Erection of a Pre-Engineered Metal Building 
  • Placement of a 35 Ton Embedded Steel Plate in the face of the Test Stand for mounting windmill blades
  • All other related work for a complete building package

Unique Challenge

Test stand deep excavation and ledge removal will be a challenge along with the tight schedule.

Project Information

University of Maine Systems

Type of Project:
Commercial & Institutional

Construction Schedule:
Start: July 2009  
Complete: February 2010

Orono, ME
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