The U.S. Space & Rocket Center (USSRC), in Huntsville, Alabama, is the largest spaceflight museum in the world. Its large rocket and space hardware collection is valued in the tens of millions of dollars. Most notable is the national historic landmark, Saturn V Moon Rocket, from the Smithsonian on display in the Davidson Center at USSRC. When leaking from underground piping threatened this and other exhibits with thousands of gallons of water a week, Lee Company launched into action. From start to finish, our team’s expertise and capabilities delivered a quality solution to protect a national landmark.

Square Footage:

1,280 sq. ft of Victaulic piping

Duration: 8 months

Scope of Work:

  • Fabricated and installed 44 structural steel piping stands with provision for future piping
  • Excavated and poured concrete foundations for 44 pipe stands
  • Painted structural stands with industrial enamel
  • Installed 1,280 feet of carbon steel hot water piping ranging from 3” to 6”
  • Victaulic piping connections
  • Installed 2” foam-glass insulation with aluminum jacket
  • Connected piping in four locations including valves, tees, gauges, and control valves
  • Cut and cap abandoned underground piping
  • Built and fabricated the piping and stands, which were shipped to Huntsville for assembly on-site

Awards: ABC Award Winner