UPRR DeSoto – Blast Building

DeSoto, MO

Project Owner

UPRR

Project Overview

The Union Pacific De Soto Car Shop was established in 1857 by the St. Louis and Iron Mountain Railroad and is one of the largest rail car repair and painting facilities owned and operated by the Union Pacific Railroad. MW made it’s mark on this historic facility with the demolition of two pre-1950’s blasting facilities while making way for a new 20,000 square foot blasting facility. Through great coordination and team effort, MW was able to adhere to the precise foundation tolerances that were vital to facilitating the construction of the new pre-fabricated metal building. Working in conjunction with the local UP staff, while minimizing the impact to ongoing yard operations, MW was able to deliver a state-of-the-art facility to the owners. This new facility will increase the car shop’s overall production for rail car rehabilitation well into the future. This project was a significant achievement for Millstone Weber. Once again – demonstrating the company’s ability to take on a wide array of civil and commercial building projects. Some of the major work items involved in this project are listed below.


Major Items of Work:

  • 1,200 CY – 4 ,000 psi concrete
    • 1,200 SY – 8” Slab on Grade
    • 600 SY – 24” Slab on Grade
    • 750 LF – Grade Beams
    • 400 LF – 8”x 8” Curb
    • 33 EA – Cast in Place Pile Caps
  • 167,000 LBS – Reinforcing Steel
  • 20,000 SF – Pre-Engineered Metal Building
    • 36,500 SF – Metal Sheeting
  • 140 EA – Auger Cast Piles
    • 60 EA @ 18” Diameter
    • 80 EA @ 14” Diameter
  • 620 TF – Direct Fixation Track
  • 19 EA – Pre-Cast Manhole Structures
    • 7 EA @ 48” Diameter
    • 11 EA @ 60” Diameter
    • 1 EA @ 72” Diameter
  • 1,000 LF – of Drainage Pipe
    • 675 LF of 8” PVC
    • 300 LF of 18” HDPE
    • 475 LF of 30” HDPE

Owner: Union Pacific Railroad

Engineer: Transystems

Contract Value: $5.3 Million

Key Management Personnel: Jason Highley – Project Manager, Rick Crain – Project Superintendent, Jake Byrd – Field Engineer.

Key Hourly Personnel: Matt Kinsler – Carpenter General Foreman, Erin Garner – Laborer General Foreman

Key Subcontractors: ACME Constructors/American Building, Co. – Pre-Engineered Metal Building, Berkel, Co. – Auger Cast Piles, Icon Mechanical – Heating/Ventilation & Mechanical Piping, J-Track – Rail Demolition & Installation, Reinhold Electric, Inc. – Power, lights and grounding, United Rebar, Inc. – Reinforcing Steel.