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Another example of the unique solutions that Needham DBS can bring to the table! Extended lead times have made a traditional welded bar joist option difficult to fit into an aggressive construction schedule. Needham DBS, in partnership with Marko Metal Systems, supplied an alternative cold formed steel joist system for the project. The system uses an all-bolted system of standard roll-formed components that can be assembled in the field. This approach cut at least 10-12 weeks out of the traditional joist procurement process, allowing an on-time start to tilt-up and steel erection in March.

Joists are assembled on site and then bundled and tagged for staging. The steel erector will panelize the joists into a 6-joist system with all bridging completed on the ground provides safe and stable erection.

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Needham DBS Delivers to Russell Davenport Industrial Park

Needham DBS Delivers to Russell Davenport Industrial Park

Needham DBS has delivered steel for the new 251,100 square foot building for Russell Davenport Industrial Park. The steel is part of a design-build package that was engineered, detailed and fabricated by Needham DBS. All the conventional steel products arrived mid-January and about half of the girders, joists and deck arrived the last week of January. The remainder of the steel is scheduled to arrive on site by mid-February.  The project is the first building in the 95-Acre industrial park.  Additional buildings for the industrial park are already in the works and will soon follow.  

Needham DBS Delivers to Crystal Distribution

Needham DBS Delivers to Crystal Distribution

Needham DBS delivered the remaining structural steel to Crystal Distribution in Waterloo Iowa.  The project is an expansion to the existing facility and consists of six building sections: an office, east dock/defrost section, operations section, west dock, freezer/cooler section and an engine room.  The final shipment of steel, 140 tons, arrived via eight trucks to the site January 25, 2022.