08/24/2012

Comparative Building Costs: Office Renovation Projects

A comparison of office renovation projects

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OFFICE #1

This 5,100-square-foot office space incorporates reception, a conference and board room, main work space, private offices, kitchen and lounge areas, and support space. It welcomes daylighting from three new skylights and existing high windows. The sloped roof framing features a mezzanine level that directs light onto the main work space while housing a coffee bar and kitchen.

A steel truss line serves as the edge of the circulation path leading to the mezzanine level’s stairway. The exposed brick and steel of the existing space has been enhanced by new industrial-style work, including the mezzanine stair, which is supported by an exposed painted steel stringer with a steel and wire mesh railing system. Ductwork and fire protection systems are exposed, and the light fixtures are suspended from steel cable.

  

OFFICE #2

This renovation of a six-story, 110,000-square-foot office facility created many opportunities to use sustainable techniques and materials. Exterior renovations included removing an ineffective EIFS skin and replacing it with a 2-inch insulated metal panel system, which features integrated windows with low-e glass. In addition to minimizing UV radiation and solar heat gain, the windows enhanced the HVAC system and enabled better occupant comfort.

All existing aluminum and window frames were recycled, as were 8,500 yards of old carpet, which was then replaced with a low-emissivity modular carpet made from recycled materials such as plastic soda and water bottles. All interior walls were coated with low-VOC paints to minimize odor.

The upcoming second phase of the project will focus on similar interior and mechanical renovations at a five-story, 62,670-square-foot building.



  

  
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Visit our website today to learn about the design flexibility of a Morton building and the endless possibilities of partnering with our designBUILD team.


Wood construction is both cost and energy efficient. Check out Morton Buildings and our designBUILD team online today to discover all the benefits of post-frame construction.


When choosing a metal-clad building for your next construction project, consider Morton Buildings, Inc., and their designBUILD team, we’ll make your dream a reality.

We Can Help You Reduce Energy by 30%

Our mission is to help our customers manage their buildings' energy costs, improve reliability, and enhance performance while having a positive impact on the environment.
CLICK HERE to find out how.

Bluebeam® Revu® simplifies digital facilities document management from design review to leveraging as-builts, maintenance manuals and O&Ms submittals.

 


 
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