Liebherr USA, Co.
Liebherr is headquartered in Europe and one of the largest construction equipment manufacturers with facilities in more than 50 countries on every continent. In 2017 HBA was selected to work with Liebherr and CCA consultants on a large expansion of the Newport News, Virginia campus. The project scope encompasses a 31-acre site, 4-story, 60,000 sf office headquarters building, an 85,000 sf high bay large mining vehicle maintenance/training facility, a 90,000 sf high bay warehouse building, a large wash bay, and a guardhouse. A pile-supported structural slab with loads as high as 1,450 psf in areas was required for the warehouse because of the large parts stored. Due to the extreme weight and size of the equipment serviced the design of the maintenance/service building also presented unique challenges. This building required two 50-ton bridge cranes designed to lift 100 tons in tandem as well as compressed air and oil delivery systems, high-temperature vehicle exhaust systems, and a 60-foot-long below-grade service bay.