02/01/2010

Comparative Building Costs

40,000-Square-Foot Office Buildings

 
  • Building #1

    Building #1

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    Building #1

    Building #1
  • Building #1 Cost Trends

    Building #1 Cost Trends

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    Building #1 Cost Trends

    Building #1 Cost Trends
  • Building #2

    Building #2

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    Building #2

    Building #2
  • Building #2 Cost Trends

    Building #2 Cost Trends

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    Building #2 Cost Trends

    Building #2 Cost Trends

Building #1
This 3-story, 41,351-square-foot office building was constructed as part of a brownfield redevelopment along the shoreline of Lake Michigan. The design’s five-part massing with varied setbacks reduces the scale to blend in with smaller neighboring buildings. Flexible interior space for tenants is provided with 30-foot column bays.

Structure: Concrete
Exterior: Limestone-colored EIFS; brushed aluminum curtainwall on central building bay; low-E glazing
Interior: Acoustically treated masonry and concrete floors
Roofing: EPDM


Building #2
Goals for this 39,975-square-foot building with green features included use of renewable or recycled materials, reduced operating costs, and decreased energy consumption. Building materials included wood from certified forests, local stone and brick, and zinc and other easily recycled metals. A thermal storage system provides cooling with off-peak electricity.

Foundation: Cast-in-place concrete
Exterior: Brick and natural stone; glazed curtainwall; perforated metal sunscreens; aluminum and zinc cladding; vaulted roof with skylights
Interior: Finished drywall
Roofing: EPDM

 


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


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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