Projects

Structural Rack Inspection & Analysis

Frost Engineering has completed over 100 structural rack inspections and over 250 analyses of rack systems for development of load ratings. Facilities can range in size from a few rows of structural rack systems up to over facilities with 750,000ft-ft of rack systems. Inspections have been conducted in Dry Goods as well as Deep Freezer areas.

Client List

Several of our clients hold agreements of non-disclosure. These clients are very large logistic companies. Others include Coca-Cola, ALCOA, Anheuser, ConAgra, Frito Lay, Graphic Packaging, JOM Pharmecuetical, DOW Corning, P&G, Dayton Phoenix, PPG and Kroger.

Featured Projects

First Missionary Church

Contractor: Ancon Construction
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Total Project Cost: $12 Million

Frost Engineering provided structural design in support of a new 32,000 square foot church and school in Michigan. During early involvement on this design-build project, FEC applied their expertise to address several major design and cost issues early in the design process based on review of preliminary architectural documents.  Using preliminary design calculations and cost estimates, FEC determined interior columns in the main worship and common could be eliminated while decreasing the overall cost of the roof.  Through elimination of these columns and supported beams, the interior worship space was made more flexible while reducing material, fabrication, labor, and erection costs.

FEC’s quick response to the construction team’s needs and constant communication eliminated waste, addressed difficulties in the project early, and ensured the owners receive a building that suits their needs while ensuring the architect’s vision is achieved.

Gillespie Conference Center

Contractor: Holladay Construction Group
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Frost Engineering developed this project in a “fast-tracked” design-build venture teaming with a local architect. To meet demands of the owner’s budget while providing a distinctive and attractive building, a hybrid building structural system was developed in REVIT combining the individual strengths of steel framing, light-gauge wall studs and a system of prefabricated wood trusses to efficiently form the shape of the building’s unique roof structure while providing the necessary interior clear spans over the exhibition halls. In short, the center has an effective and efficient structural system to meet the complex needs of many structural configurations in the future. Exceptional construction savings were noted throughout the project.

Tejas Tubular

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Contractor: Ancon Construction
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Total Project Cost: $12 Million

Frost Engineering served as the lead designer in the conversion of an existing brass casting facility to serve as Tejas Tubular’s newest production plant.  The renovated facility performs heat treatment and manufacturing of 4-1/2in to 9-5/8in well casing pipe for the oil and gas industry with an annual capacity exceeding 72,000 ton of product.  Development of the project moved on a highly accelerated schedule with design occurring over a four week period to have the plant operational by year end deadline.

In renovating the existing facility, Frost Engineering developed a number of large transfer beam systems to achieve the required clear-spans between building bays, modifying the existing pre-engineered metal building structure to pass 50-ft length of pipe transversely between bays.  Additional modifications were required to accommodate a variety of equipment pits and connecting trenches to accommodate cooling water used in the production process.

AGDIA New Headquarters

Total Project Cost: $5 Million

Contractor: Ancon Construction
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Gary Wetzel, Vice President
574-533-9561

Total Project Cost: $5 Million

Frost Engineering served as the structural engineer of record on this design-build project after being selected to the project based on our development of an optimum framing system to achieve the owner’s goal of completing the project under $100/square foot. The building utilizes an efficient structural steel system to provide 50,000 square feet of office and laboratories spaces on two floors. The modern looking building features curved roofs, glass curtain walls and clerestory windows to provide a unique and welcoming headquarters for the company.

The building structure was constructed virtually in REVIT Structure with the model tied into our analysis and design package, thereby providing for accelerated design process and simplifying plan adjustments requested by the Owner’s during the design development process.

Steel Warehouse – Cleveland Process Line & Expansion

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Collaborator: Steel Warehouse
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Steel Warehouse Company
Jim Mondabaugh, PE, Corporate Engineer
574-876-3948

Total Project Cost: $5,250,000

Using Revit Structure, Frost Engineering provided all structural design and production equipment coordination services in support of a new 85,000 square foot heavyindustrial facility in Cleveland, Ohio. Utilizing long-span pre-engineered building frames, the structure houses mass-pour concrete foundation pits for steel processing equipment that controls vibrations and withstand large overturning moments. Below-grade electrical vaults & duct banks, multiple overhead 50 and 75 Ton crane systems and office spaces were employed in support of the process line. This project was developed virtually using REVIT Structure 2010, ensuring owner requested adjustments in the process line layout were quickly and efficiently incorporated throughout design of the project and saving extensive construction funds through effective identification of conflicts of areas designed by others and identified by FEC.

Indiana University - South East Side Apartments

Total Project Cost: $16 Million

Collaborator: Indiana University
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Frost Engineering served the cold formed steel contractor by creating extensive layout drawings and re-design of the load bearing elements to incorporate a wide array of value-engineering revision. Extensive detailing and coordination of the load bearing and curtain wall members and connections was performed to simplify construction.

The final design provided significant reduction to project cost, through material savings and reduced labor; resulting in an increased profit margin for the contractor while achieving an aggressive 8 month construction schedule.

American Renolit

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Collaborator: American Renolit
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American RENOLIT Corporation – a manufacturer of a broad variety of vinyl and polypropylene film products – chose Frost Engineering to provide all structural design services in support of their recent expansion project at their LaPorte, Indiana facility.  Increasing their output by 50%, a complex of buildings was constructed to house the equipment with adequate space to allow future expansion.  The facility makes use of a wide range of structure types including single and three story pre-engineered metal buildings, cast-in-place concrete equipment pits, helical pile deep equipment foundations and freestanding structural steel equipment mezzanines.

Frost Engineering used state-of-the-art tools to compete this fast-tracked project, taking advantage of REVIT Structure’s 3-D capabilities brought flexibility to the design and detailing process allowing each element to be completed on a “just-in-time” basis with construction occurring simultaneously with design without delay.

Beacon Health System
Health & Lifestyle Center and Office Annex - Mishawaka

Total Project Cost: $15 Million

Contractor: Panzica Building Corporation
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Frost Engineering serves as the Engineer of Record on this Design-Build venture with Panzica Building Corporation. This project includes two independent yet connected structures with approximately 60,000 square feet in the Health & Lifestyle Center and another 60,000 square feet of office space in the Office Annex building (future expansion). The building shell of the Health & Lifestyle Center utilizes precast concrete wall panels and a combination of long-span open-web steel bar joists and hollow-core concrete roof planking. The two-story Office Annex will similarly use precast wall panels combined with an efficient composite steel floor and open-web steel bar joist roof structure. Construction began on this project in October 2015.

Maycrest

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Architect: Arkos Design
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St. Pius Church

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Contractor: HG Christman
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Trinity Lutheran Church

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Contractor: HG Christman
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The Ark

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Architect: Troyer Group
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Indianapolis Collegiate

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Contractor: Associated Drywall
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