The scope of the subcontract work required the selective demolition and removal of the old paint shop back to the base building within a footprint of approximately 188,000 square feet, while leaving the main building structural framing and services intact and protecting adjoining areas of the plant.
The redundant equipment and structures included the paint booths, ovens, and conveyors along with the associated mezzanines, the secondary support structures, and the electrical and mechanical services, which were located on the ground level, the mezzanine and upper mezzanine levels as well as the roof of the building.
The extent of the demolition work was from the top of slab on grade to the underside of the existing building roof trusses and included the cleaning of various pits, with sections of the existing redundant equipment and mezzanine level structures being left intact. The work also involved the removal of twenty-five (25) stacks from the main building roof above the paint shop.
Delsan-A.I.M. undertook a major tear-out of equipment and infrastructures in preparation for the installation of a new paint shop inside the General Motors CAMI Assembly Plant in Ingersoll, Ontario.
This challenging project – which required close coordination with the general contractor and other subtrades – entailed working on a 24-hour a day, 7-day a week basis to meet the schedule requirements using two (2) shifts with crew sizes, at peak operations, of up to fifty (50) personnel per shift.