Mahle/Behr Automotive

Troy, Michigan

By using Helix Steel, the contractor realized a time savings of 10 man days.


Project Summary


Category:                 Commercial
Contractor:             Barnes & Sweeney
Location:                 Troy, Michigan
Application:           Slab on Grade, Slab on Metal Deck
Original Design:  4" SOG with 6x6, W2.1/W2.1 mesh
                                   4" SOMD with 6x6, W2.1/W2.1 mesh

Helix Dosage:       SOG and SOMD with 9 lb/yd3








Increase in Shear Strength:               194%

Increase in Modulus of Rupture:    9%

Increase in Durability:                        22%

Increased Speed of Construction:   10 Days


Mahle/Behr Automotive is a renowned specialist in automotive air conditioning and engine cooling systems.  This facility was built to encompass an Office Building, accompanied with a Research and
Development Center.

The original design called for both the Slab on Grade and the Slab on Metal Deck to be reinforced with a 6x6, W2.1/W2.1 wire mesh.  The Helix Steel design methodology enabled total replacement of the wire mesh in both of the slab applications.  This was accomplished by adding 9 lb/yd3 of Helix® Micro Rebar™ reinforcement to the concrete.  

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