05/01/2014

Comparative Building Costs

Municipal Retrofits

 

Library Enlightens Existing Space

The exterior walls of this one-story, 21,000-square-foot building were removed, and existing column locations were used to create a center open space illuminated by clerestory windows. A series of arched windows on the walls allows daylight to penetrate all areas.

A new floor slab was poured over the top of the existing rough concrete slab in order to allow for the placement of a flexible electrical power network. Design required two meeting rooms positioned so they could operate beyond normal hours. The large meeting room is divisible and easily accessible from the children’s area without crossing adult space.

Library Reimagines Abandoned School

An abandoned high school became a lively library and civic center. The library occupies four levels of this eight-story structure. The entire adult collection and lobby occupy level one, while the children’s area and periodicals are two feet higher, connected by a ramp and steps. The raised floor in the main part serves as a plenum for air ducts and electrical raceways.

The remainder of the building houses an auditorium for the community theatre organization and office space for the Area Education Agency. The gymnasium and wrestling room have been converted to a community recreation center with classrooms and shower and toilet facilities for the gym.
 


 

 

 

 
 


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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.

Add highly responsive multi-zone comfort to any building project, in any climate. Our CITY MULTI H2i R2- and Y-Series VRF systems give you flexibility to fit the needs of any building. Enjoy 100% heating capacity at 0°F outdoor ambient, and 85% heating capacity at -13°F outdoor ambient.  For more information, log on to www.mitsubishipro.com

 
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