When Norfolk Southern Corporation needed a new car shop in Elkhart, Indiana, they hired TKDA to provide design services. The project involved the construction of a new 31,200 SF building.
The building consisted of a pre-engineered steel frame set on spread footings with insulated metal wall panels and insulated panel standing seam metal roof system. The base of the walls are 10-foot tall precast concrete panels. Building features include a 5-ton overhead crane, 3 in-floor jack systems, 6 jib cranes, high bay lighting, convenience electrical power and welding receptacles, propylene, oxygen and compressed air distribution system for welding and air powered tools and a fire suppression system. Construction also included a heating and ventilation system.