Project Description

Best Mechanical Construction Project

PhilaPort-Southport Vehicle Processing Facility

Project Description

The new vehicle processing center at the Naval Business Center receives new cars before they’re shipped off to dealerships across the East Coast. The 112,000-square-foot auto processing facility consists of a double line car wash area, parts throw in conveyors, full body shop with two double paint booths, battery maintenance area and tire change center. The project featured the installation of the first 12-foot single-belt vehicle conveyor system in the country; the engineering of integrated safety controls and shutdowns; the enablement of a safer, more efficient workflow; and infrastructure that enables Philadelphia to be more competitive in the market.

Contractor
Gilbane Building Company

Owner
Philadelphia Regional Port Authority

Architect
STV Inc.

Engineer
Gannett Fleming

Other GBCA Members
Central Metals Inc.
Limbach Company
STV Construction, Inc.

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