Since its start in 1964, Steel Supply and Engineering has grown in size and expanded its breadth of services to better serve customers. Headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan, today we have become one of Michigan's and the region's largest structural ste
Of the approximately 1250 tons of structural steel on this project, the main feature was the two structural steel trusses in the arena area. When fully assembled, each weighed a total of 103 tons and spanned over 200 feet. Due to their weight, the fabrication of these trusses occurred outside at Steel Supply and Engineering. Each truss was pre-assembled in its entirety to assure proper fit-up once it was delivered to the project site. Each truss was shipped in three separate pieces. Splice plates up to nine feet long were utilized to fit the three truss pieces together. Due to the magnitude of the trusses and the number of holes that occur at each splice, the fit-up at SS&E was a critical part in assuring the success of the project. Many hours of internal planning and design by SS&E took place in order to accomplish this project. Not to be overlooked, are the eleven structural steel trusses spanning the new swimming pool. These were fabricated in two sections due to shipping restrictions. The web configuration and overall layout and arched bottom chord proved challenging in the detailing and fabrication process. Special care also had to be taken during fabrication as these trusses are one of the main architectural features of the project. Budget $5,900,000 Supervision Jason Bosscher, Clay Poe, Mitch Van Houten.
Project Name: Meijer 2008 National Account Tonnage: 600 Square Footage: 1,3666,000 Contract Amount: $5,700,000 P roject cost $120,000,000 Arch/Eng: FTCH GC/CM: Rockford Construction Company Contact Name: Tom McGovern Contact Number: (616) 285-6933 Completion Date: March 2008 Project Description: Fabricated and erected the structural steel for six Meijer super centers in Michigan, Illinois and Indiana of approximately 156,000 square feet to 215,000 square feet per store – 1,366,000 total square feet
Steel Supply and Engineering was contracted by Rockford/Pepper for the structural and miscellaneous steel package for the new Grand Rapids Art Museum in downtown Grand Rapids. SS&E provided multiple stairs including two monumental stairs located in the lobbies. Each stair was fabricated using heavy beam stringers and cladded in plate steel. Terrazzo treads, aluminum cladding and drywall bulkheads were added to finish the stairs. SS&E furnished and installed all of the glass rails, stainless steel handrails, and smoke containment rails on the stairs and around the openings. The large scope, tight site, and aggressive schedule made this a challenging project. SS&E was tasked with installing most of our products along with the finish trades to keep the rails safe during construction. SS&E also furnished and installed stainless steel mesh rails for the patio and exterior stairs. The patio rails were a complete custom system fabricated in our shop with bolt connections and then broken down and reinstalled onsite. Thank you to Rockford/Pepper for the opportunity to work on this fun and challenging project. Budget $900,000. Supervision Dan Slabbekoorn & Bill May.
Project Name: Meijer 2008 National Account Tonnage: 600 Square Footage: 1,3666,000 Contract Amount: $5,700,000...