CAID Industries is a leader in metal fabrication in the Southwest United States. Their new Tucson, Arizona facility - featuring metal products from Mid-West Steel Building Company - includes 20 acres of fenced-in yard and office and production facilities.
Fast Fab Erectors, also of Tucson, was the builder, erector and roofing contractor on the project, and Division II was the general contractor.
CAID’s 54,800 square foot structure is modular rigid frame, measuring 160' x 240' with a 40' eave height. Since it is in an air corridor at Tucson International Airport, the peak height was restricted. Designers used a ½:12 roof slope to obtain the maximum eave height possible, given the height restraints. Ultra Dek was used for the roofing; endwall and sidewall panels are Shadowrib.
The center interior modular rigid frame supports two 30-ton, 60' bridge cranes; an outside south bay has two 20-ton, 43' bridge cranes. They are located in partition walls with bayonet doors and when the hydraulic single-leaf doors are open, there is unrestricted crane movement through the partition walls.
All roll-up doors up to 30' wide are 22' tall. The building also features 72 skylights, LED light fixtures, brightness-activated T-5 fluorescent fixtures, and 5' wall lights that extend down from the eaves on both sides.
CAID manufactured their own custom gates for the project. They are one-piece metal with the CAID logo cut into the gate design.
Construction on this project began in January 2014 and was completed in May 2014. The facility was named the 2014 Mid-West Structure of the Year by Mid-West Steel Building Company.