Detroit Diesel

Manufacturing Facility

Detroit, Michigan

Using Helix Steel at 15 lb/yd3, removed 2 layers of #4 @ 12" and increased speed of construction by 10 man days. 


Project Summary


Category:                 Industrial
Contractor:             Aristeo Construction
Location:                 Detroit, Michigan
Application:           Slab on Grade
Original Design:  2 layers of #4 rebar @ 12”

Helix Dosage:       15 lb/yd3 









Increase in Shear Strength:               133 %

Increase in Modulus of Rupture:    12 %

Increase in Durability:                        30 %

Increased Speed of Construction:   10 Days

Reduction in Carbon Footprint:     38 Tons

Detroit Diesel Corporation is an American diesel engine manufacturer headquartered in Detroit, Michigan, USA and a subsidiary of Daimler Trucks North America, itself a wholly owned subsidiary of the German Daimler AG. The company manufactures heavy-duty engines and chassis components for the on-highway and vocational commercial truck markets. 


Using Helix Steel, Aristeo Construction fully replaced 2 layers of #4 rebar @ 12" with a dosage of 15 lb/yd3.  This enabled tremendous time savings as this alleviated the need to chair and tie the rebar layers.  Below is an image showing the finished floor along with one of the saw joints.  

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