Liebherr USA Co. Facility Expansion

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Location: Newport News, VA
Market: Office
Owner Type: Commercial
Other Tags: BIM
The expansion of Liebherr’s construction equipment manufacturing facility located at 4800 Chestnut Avenue in Newport News encompassed 5 buildings for a total of 243,000 sf on a 31-acre site.

The expansion of Liebherr USA’s Newport News, VA facility included a 90,000 sf high-bay warehouse building which was designed to accommodate two 25-ton future bridge cranes and used a pile supported structural slab. Design for foundation loads as high as 1,450 psf in areas was required due to the large parts stored within. A 85,000 sf high-bay large mining vehicle maintenance/service building included two 50-ton bridge cranes designed to lift 100 tons in tandem and a 60-foot-long below grade service bay. Also included in the expansion was a 60,000 sf, four-story headquarters office building, a 6,000 sf wash bay and a guardhouse.

In 2020 Associated Builders and Contractors Virginia Chapter honored Liebherr USA Co. Newport News Facility Expansion with a Merit Award of Excellence in Construction in the Commercial $20M+ category.

Images courtesy of HBA Architecture & Interior Design.

Architect: HBA Architecture & Interior Design
General Contractor: W.M. Jordan Co.