Aristeo managed the renovation of the existing Bedford Powertrain Facility, part of a $127.4 million investment by General Motors (GM), to pave the way for eight new die cast machines to support production of new aluminum engine blocks and components.
NMAPC Zero Injury Safety Award
As the lead design build partner to GM, Aristeo oversaw the complete slab on grade and slab on deck removal, new underground utilities, fabrication and erection of structural and support steel, new mechanical systems, new electrical systems, as well as two exterior additions for a new substation and truck dock building. The die casting machines that were installed were a newer, larger version of existing die cast machines, and were the first of their size and type to be installed anywhere in the world. As the design of the machines were developed, Aristeo and design partners had to remain nimble and flexible to ensure that the facilities’ design would match the needed criteria to enable setting of the casting machines. Aristeo also completed site work consisting of a new south road (75,000 square feet), new site lighting and other site cleanup. The team completed the project safely with zero recordable incidents and delivered it to GM on schedule.
Aristeo worked collaboratively with GM and the architect/engineer to develop value engineering suggestions, including recycling the demolished concrete, re-scoping the overhead crane refurbishment and changing the building’s ventilation to air rational units. The value engineering options ultimately saved GM over $1 million on the project.
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