Cambridge-Lee Industries is a copper-focused manufacturer and distributor for Plumbing, HVAC, Construction and Industrial markets.
The design of this new, 194,000 SF manufacturing facility entailed very extensive equipment foundation designs including utility trenches and tunnels. Providence prepared a design of equipment foundations, trenches, and tunnels for Cambridge-Lee’s new furnace building and rolling mill additions (new copper tube rolling mill). The (2) buildings were pre-engineered metal buildings. Existing equipment was being relocated from a plant in Mexico to Reading, PA. We provided design of equipment foundations as well as reviewed existing drawings and confirmed that they were converted from metric to English units. We designed trenches and tunnels throughout the buildings which provided utilities, access, and service to the equipment. Pits were also required to accommodate some of the equipment for the production lines. We also prepared slab joint drawings coordinating slab joint locations with the complex layout of equipment foundations and concrete trenches and tunnels.We also provided structural design of several substation out-buildings located along the exterior of the main pre-engineered metal building. Most of the roof framing of these out-buildings was by others (pre-engineered), but we designed interior and exterior reinforced masonry walls, masonry piers, and wall footings. Also, to note, Providence initially designed foundations, grade beams, and the concrete slab on grade for the (2) pre-engineered metal buildings (before we got into the equipment foundations, etc).