Brooks Tractor, a manufacturer of cost effective equipment for the construction industry is expanding with a new facility in southeastern Wisconsin. This new 26,000 square foot facility will have a fully operational service department offering technical support for all makes and models of equipment.
Using architectural and structural designs, J3 Engineering Group’s experienced drafters and engineers designed the wall panel system and varying connections to tie the precast shell to the interior steel structure. J3 also offered engineering and design support to the general contractor during the erection phase of the project. The precast panels required large openings due to the large equipment Brooks Tractor offers its customers. To create the openings, two spandrel panels were stacked on top of each other and connections were designed to carry the weight of two panels instead of one.
J3 was readily available to respond to any production and field questions and the project went smoothly. The project is slated for completion at the end of the year.