Schuster Concrete

Knorr Brake Manufacturing Plant

Project Name: Knorr Brake Manufacturing Plant
Project Location: Independence Way, Westminster, MD
Customer: Glen Arm Building Company, LLC
Project Type: Industrial, Warehouse, Self-Storage
Contract Value: < 2 Million USD
Project Features:
  • Located in the Westminster Technology Park in Westminster Maryland
  • 236000 square feet of space
  • Knorr Brake is a manufacturer of braking, door, and HVAC systems for mass transit vehicles
  • Wall panels over 40 feet tall formed and poured horizontally then lifted / tilted with a crane into a vertical position when cured
Construction Materials:
  • Slab on grade concrete - 4,000 PSI with Dramix steel fibers and wire mesh
  • 103 tilt wall panels poured on the slab, then lifted into place and braced until the roof is attached to steel plates poured into each panel.
  • 1/3 of the tilt-up panels were insulated panels designed with a layer of rigid polyisocyanurate insulation sandwiched between concrete layers
Construction Techniques:
  • Schuster Concrete located a portable concrete plant on site
Notable Accomplishments:
  • Winner of the 2012 ACI Excellence in Concrete Award


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