Scope: 7,690-square-foot office construction and lab expansion Project Delivery: Design-Build Office Construction Project Client: Manitowoc Pattern and Machining
A.C.E. Building Service was given the opportunity to construct a 7,700 square foot Butler Pre-engineered office construction and quality lab expansion of an existing warehouse building that was being converted to a new machining facility. Our design-build contractor team delivered a turn-key project including state plan approval, local zoning and plan approval, and of course, construction of the expansion.
The project start date was delayed due to lead times associated with the State of Wisconsin plan approval. Because of this, the team needed to be efficient with site work to ensure the slab-on-grade and foundation wall hybrid foundation system could be constructed before winter weather conditions complicated construction.
The team developed an accelerated schedule and worked closely with the excavation and foundation wall trade partners as well as concrete suppliers to ensure a well-communicated plan was in place.
Accent metal paneling was used in the exterior design as a cost-effective and attractive option to add character to the expansion project. Unique indoor roof access for routine maintenance and inspection activities was also added to the space. Other features incorporated to support functionality and future growth include the addition of air conditioning to existing manufacturing space and the introduction of a wood pattern shop. A two-ton overhead bridge crane was included in the design of the CMM portion of the expansion to better handle parts for the quality assurance functions for MPM.