The Mahle Industries equipment foundations encompassed designing two equipment foundations with extreme tolerances to deflection and soil vibration. The stringent conditions required soil analysis and vibration measurement to ensure the equipment was isolated from nearly all vibration. A heavy floating slab design was utilized to provide mass and ensure vibrations would not be transferred through the solid base foundation.
Another equipment foundation involved converting a manufacturer’s metric drawings and designing a foundation utilizing the standard system. Revit Structures was utilized to model the pocketed foundation, reinforcement, bar grating, baseplates, and anchors to deliver a coordinated model. Building the model beforehand flagged a dimensional discrepancy on the metric drawings.