Roncelli performed all of the excavation, structural concrete, specialized press pit foundations, structural embedded anchors and steel plates, slabs on grade, and metal deck. When completed, the facility was proud to have “the largest press line of its kind in North America”.
Construction began in the fall with land balancing and excavation for the two main press pits and building foundations. Press pit and foundation excavation exceeded 35,000 cubic yards of earth. Moving this quantity of material, along with the placement of some 30,000 cubic yards of structural concrete created challenges related to site access, weather protection and quality control.