MP Design Group receives 2023 ACEC Honor Award for Rolling Covers project at Ingalls Shipyard
JACKSON, MS - MP Design Group was the recipient of the 2023 ACEC Honor Award at last nights American Council of Engineering Companies annual banquet in Jackson, MS.
The award recognized MP's design and engineering services for the $120 million dollar project at Ingalls Shipyard in Pascagoula, MS. MP designed five 'Rolling Cover' working areas for assembling ship sections for Ingalls Shipbuilding division of HII in Pascagoula, MS. These state-of-the-art EA 488' long by 101' wide covered working areas were a first of their kind design in the ship building industry, increasing efficiency and productivity upwards of 30% for the Ingalls Shipyard. MP Design Group provided complete in-house turn-key A&E design services which included a feasibility study, ROM estimates, geotechnical investigations, site surveys and construction management. The design and construction of the two Rolling Covers provide the ability to assemble ship sections without interference of the elements and weather conditions. In addition, the designed portal crane provides aerial access to remove assembled ship sections with rolling light weight pre-engineered heavy duty vinyl tent structures. The structure was significantly economized by the use of the pre-engineered lightweight tents used as rolling covers as well as a brisole sun shade that significantly reduced the wind load in a hurricane zone. MP continues to provide construction support services to HII that includes weekly progress meetings, submittal reviews, RFI's, inspections, coordination and field surveys of underground utilities.