03/28/2014

Comparative Building Costs

Office renovations

 

Warehouse Renovation Reworks Roof

This project renovated a warehouse into an office. Original intent was to reconfigure the roof assembly of the existing warehouse area to an assembly more suited to office space. The design called for removing metal roofing and vinyl-faced insulation, thereby exposing the interior in order to place structural metal decking, insulation, and a new assembly.

This would have caused a tremendous amount of rework in existing finished areas. However, designers discovered that existing metal standing-seam roof panels were of adequate gauge to act as a structural metal decking layer and substrate for the new roofing material. This protected the finishes and prevented demolition of the system.

Remodel Implements Recycling Initiatives

Environmental entities occupy this government building, which underwent renovation to improve indoor environmental quality. The primary culprits were failed exterior surfaces and ineffective mechanical systems.

In keeping with the sustainability goals, waste diversion was a major issue. All existing aluminum window frames were recycled during renovation. Likewise, interior upgrades entailed removing and recycling 8,500 yards of old carpet. This was the largest quantity of carpet ever recycled in the state.

For replacement, modular carpet made from recycled materials, such as plastic soda and water bottles, was chosen. It also meets USGBC’s stringent low-chemical emissivity standards to improve IAQ.









 


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.

Yaskawa drives offer quality performance for air handlers and cooling towers on the roof to secondary chilled water pumps in the basement

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

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.


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.

Yaskawa drives offer quality performance for air handlers and cooling towers on the roof to secondary chilled water pumps in the basement

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

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.


 
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