The project consists of renovation of an existing 300,000 square foot distribution center warehouse into an office building which includes an 80,000 square foot Second Floor addition. The project was a “fast track” design with six bid packages to speed up the construction process. The Meijer office building provides flexibility and interactivity programmed for an approximate 80% open office plan, demountable partition systems furniture and raised access floors throughout the entire facility.
Mechanical Engineering includes new under-floor air displacement HVAC system, separate boiler chiller plant facility. The design included new domestic water, storm water, sanitary sewer, gas piping, plumbing & HVAC systems for a new office building to include a full commercial kitchen operation.
Electrical Engineering includes interior power distribution design, from the local branch panels to the branch circuit loads, interior lighting design including branch circuiting and switching, interior telephone and data processing system provisions including empty conduit and junction box locations, new fire alarm and security systems. The design included provisions for a new commercial kitchen.
Structural Engineering includes the design of new 80,000 SF Second Floor within the existing high-bay structure. Existing foundations were able to remain utilized based on an optimized spacing of new supplemental columns and framing. Roof structure bays were opened to create an interior light well-courtyard. The entire building lateral load resisting system was replaced utilizing exposed vertical x-bracing. New stair and elevator towers and new monumental stairs at the building interior