The SPS/Valeo project was a fast-tracked, multifaceted project with multiple stakeholders (owner and tenant). This 22,000 square foot addition was built using conventional steel and insulated metal panels, and was tied in to an existing pre-engineered steel building which required significant reinforcing to bear the new snow load. Bertram was engaged early in the project and provided feedback to the client throughout the design phase in an effort to expedite schedule and mitigate costs.
After breaking ground in early October, the building had to be dried-in by January 15th in order for the client to begin the setup and commissioning of their equipment, and needed occupancy by the end of March which allowed for only a 6 month construction schedule, during the most difficult time of year. Both of these targets were achieved.
As this project was ongoing, Bertram was also engaged to renovate existing office space, assist with the electrical and mechanical commissioning of the tenant’s equipment, and construct a large 250 foot, 2-hour fire separation wall to divide the existing plant space.