New Manufacturing Facility

American Axle Manufacturing

  • Design workshops with AAM and the General Contractor to validate ideas and requirements
  • 3D BIM technology was used for the complete project development
  • Incorporated the steel design from the Contractor in the main BIM model
  • Fast-track project

Silao, Guanajuato, Mexico

300,000 SF

American Axle & Manufacturing (AAM) selected SSOE to assist with conceptual design and construction document development for their new 300,000 SF manufacturing plant in Silao, Mexico.

This project commanded strict design document reviews by all disciplines in order to comply with the requirements of Mexico’s local and state laws, as well as AAM’s international standards. In addition, effective communication between SSOE, the General Contractor, and AAM helped to log sufficient information in order to solve any problem or conflict that was presented.

SSOE also served as Owner’s Representative for the design / build phase of the project with a Construction Manager. We worked full-time on-site reviewing the quality of the construction, making sure that the contractor delivered according to the design and engineering, managing schedules, monitoring progress, and inspecting shop drawings, among many other activities.

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