Derecktor Shipyards

Heavy Industrial

Client:
Derecktor Shipyards
End Use:
Ship Building Facility
Project Location:
Bridgeport, CT
Square Footage:
45,000
Description:

We’ve done planes and trains...now we’re doing ships! Heavy Structures provided the design and engineering for this 45,000 sq. ft. ship building facility. Although this square footage isn’t a typical Heavy Structures type of project, Heavy Structures was brought into the plan by the local builder due to the building’s height and use of Megadoors®. The main assembly building is a 100' wide clearspan, 300' long and 86'-6" at the shorter end and 89'-6" at the taller end. The floor has a 3' slope down the length of the building. At one end of the building there is a 80'x75' clear Megadoor® with structurals in place for future installation of one in the other end. To one side of the main assembly building is a 50'x300' lean-to designed to be used as shops and assembly of smaller yachts and possible office space. To help with ship assembly, there are two 10-ton top running cranes that traverse the length of the main assembly building and two 3-ton underhung cranes that run the length of the smaller lean-to building. The smaller lean-to also has a 40'x42' Megadoor® at one end of the building. The building is clad with a standing seam metal roof system and metal wall panels.

Derecktor Shipyards
Derecktor Shipyards
Derecktor Shipyards
Derecktor Shipyards
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