Ford Motor Company, F-Wing Addition to Dynamometer Lab

Owner:
Ford Motor Company
Market:
Submarket:
Location:
Dearborn, Michigan
Size:
200,000 square feet
Architect:
Albert Kahn Associates
Services:
Construction Management

Walbridge managed construction of a two-story, 140,000-square-foot structure containing 31 dynamometer test rooms on the first floor and mechanical equipment on the second. Forty dynamometers are contained within 31 rooms for front wheel drive powertrain development, rear wheel drive powertrain development and engine only development; 16 rooms have environmental capability from -55 F to 250 F.

The project also included a cast-in-place concrete fuel tunnel six-feet deep by 12-feet wide and approximately 2,000 feet long.