Chevrolet Raises the Roof

by Philip V. DiVietro, Asst. News Ed.; CIVIL ENGINEERING—ASCE, New York, N.Y.,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1978, Vol. 48, Issue 9, Pg. 78-78

Document Type: Feature article


Chevrolet's Gear and Axle plants in Detroit needed more space so a decision to renovate the 60-yr old structures rather than relocate the operation was made. New roof structures were erected above the existing facilities with no lost production time in the plants below. The original roof was undisturbed by extending structural columns, erecting the new roof, and then dismantling the old roof under the new one.

Subject Headings: Roofs | Space structures | Space exploration | Renovation | Existing buildings | Columns | Detroit | Michigan | United States

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