Demonstrating Our Value

All construction projects have their challenges, but industrial expansion projects include an additional dimension of needing to work within the confines of what already exists. That was the situation we had when we took on a project for an automotive industry client in the Columbus region.

On paper, it looked like a typical project – a 110,000 square foot expansion to an existing facility for manufacturing and warehousing space. Both the existing structure and the expansion were pre-engineered metal buildings, there was a two-level steel mezzanine for offices, and we would add a shipping dock. But then there were the requirements that come with an expansion:

  • Tie into the existing structure without disrupting production.
  • Keep construction dust and debris from entering the production space.
  • Make the exterior appearance of the new and existing buildings look consistent.
  • Keep an employee access road open…until we replaced it.

This project used the design-assist construction method. We worked with the owner’s architect to provide value engineering in various areas including product selection. That allowed us to achieve the design objectives while meeting code requirements and delivering better overall value to the owner.