Saft Lithium-Ion Battery Plant

Saft America incorporated multiple concrete Tilt-Up fire walls to reduce the building square foot areas of hazardous processes. Per code requirements, the building was segmented into 14 separate "fire areas," each able to collapse under a fire without affecting the surrounding buildings. Due to the volatile, toxic and explosive nature of the manufacturing process, the highest risk areas were separated from other areas of the building by multiple 4-hour fire walls. The building was designed to allow the continuation of the process and fireman access to any part of the building by using rated concrete Tilt-Up walls.

Tilt-Up was a perfect solution to all of the unique engineering and safety problems including; resistance to explosion pressures, 120 mph hurricane resistant, 4-hour fire resistance and contaminant resistance. Given a short schedule and the high demands, Tilt-Up proved to be the safest, cheapest and fastest method of addressing all of the challenges.

 
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Project Location

Jacksonville, FL 32221
United States

Project Images

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Project Team

General Contractor:
 
Concrete Contractor:
 
Architect:
The Haskell Company
Engineer:
Dayton Superior Corporation
Suppliers:
Dayton Superior Corporation
Textured Coatings of America Inc
Photographer(s):

Project Specifics

Project Category:
Production/Manufacturing
Building Types:
Finishes:
Features:
Insulation:
Environmental:
Number of Floors:
0
Number of Panels:
229 panels
Tilt-Up Wall Area:
206,185 sq ft (19,155 sq m)
Total Floor Area:
277,520 sq ft (25,782 sq m)
Project Footprint:
211,000 sq ft (19,602 sq m)
Tallest Panel:
45 ft 7 in (13.89 m)
Widest Panel:
35 ft 4 in (10.77 m)
Largest Panel:
1,581 sq ft (146.9 sq m)
Heaviest Panel:
156,000 lbs (70,760 kg)
Tallest Cantilever:
35 ft 11 in (10.95 m)
Recycled Content:
540 tons (US)