Architectural and engineering services were provided which included schematic design, process layout, construction drawings and construction follow up for the design and development of a 65,000-square foot office, warehouse and service bay for the support and operation of the natural gas utility. This included analysis of the building systems, code evaluation, LEED registration and energy code coordination. The façade was evaluated for the integration of various materials and detailing of the accent materials, as well as, to coordinate with local zoning and planners. Interior elevations were developed to integrate all interior finishes and equipment. Several smaller support buildings were designed as well, these included: five vehicle ports, a cold storage building, and a vehicle storage building.
Architectural and engineering services were provided for the renovation of an existing 7,200 square foot warehouse and office area to convert the building into an automobile service garage. The building was gutted to allow for new construction. The architectural and engineering services provided included: schematic design, process layout, construction drawings and construction follow up. The construction drawings integrated service garage equipment, a compressed air system, and a bulk oil storage and delivery system.
Architectural and engineering services were provided. These services included a building study, demolition to remove (5) existing truck docks, and design of (9) new truck docks due to increased production capacity requirements. To accommodate the additional number of docks a complete layout review was performed to include truck maneuvering requirements to improve traffic flow on site. The study indicated that by changing the angle of the existing docks, more could be added, while maintaining functionality. The layout also had to fit in between existing building columns on an adjacent building that needed to remain.
Core Design provided engineering services for the modification of the wolf habitat at the Detroit Zoo. The addition featured a 15-foot-high retaining wall with a shotcrete finish and an anti-dig barrier at the base of the wall.
This project included the renovation of a 3,000-square foot vacant restaurant. Architectural and engineering services were provided to support the redesign of the kitchen equipment and support spaces for the new tenant’s needs. The bar and seating areas were redesigned to provide the atmosphere the customer wanted.
Demolition and design work for supports for new automation at Front of Line and End of Line for stamping presses at GM Pontiac Metal Center. Designs include extensive trenching and pits for above and below floor equipment at both slab on grade and supported floor areas.
Demolition of 16,000 Square Foot industrial floor area in stamping press bay. Installation of new supported slab flooring over basement to support heavy duty industrial storage including die storage loading of 2,000 Lbs. per square foot, 12,000 Lb. capacity heavy duty fork lift trucks and 240,000 Lb. capacity die carts.
Architectural and engineering services were provided for the construction of a building to house 10 new AC dynamometer drive controllers. Architectural building design, structural design for the building and cable supports from the substation to the drive building and to the test stands, mechanical design for drive building HVAC, underground utility relocation, electrical design for a 2500kVA unit substation installation, equipment layout, and intricate cable routing for 10 dynamometers.
Architectural and engineering services were provided for a new metallurgical lab for engine component analysis. It was built within the manufacturing facility and included an underhung hoist for material movement, a climate controlled lab and office area.
Architectural and engineering services were provided to support various tenant needs in the 600,000-square foot office building. These services included: code studies, system furniture layouts, office and conference room renovations, electrical power distribution and communications, mechanical renovations, and millwork design.