11,000 SF, two-story Research & Development building addition/renovation, which included a new secure lobby. Labs and offices are located on the first floor, with mechanical space on the second floor. The project included renovations of existing labs, offices, break room, and locker rooms.
Structural steel frame with exterior composite metal panels, blue glass curtainwall, and EPDM roof system. Masonry and metal stud interior walls. Epoxy paint, epoxy flooring. Metal laboratory casework. Laboratory grade plumbing, piped gas and air systems, USP water, chilled water, sound-masking system, emergency power, paging/speaker system.
New 80,000 SF, one-story freezer warehouse expansion meeting FDA regulations, including a 52,800 SF pre-engineered metal building expansion, a 24,600 SF freezer expansion, a 2,160 SF machine room addition, new parking lot, and installation of sprinklers in other major existing warehouse areas.
Since 1939, Elford, Inc. has assisted and been responsible for various projects which have been consistent with the vision of Battelle. These projects are “Committed to making the world a better place through their work with government, industry and community” with an emphasis in the key areas of:
Health & Life Sciences
“Battelle is an international science and technology enterprise that explores emerging areas of science, develops and commercializes technology, and manages laboratories for customers. Battelle supports community and education programs to promote an enhanced quality of life for our community neighbors.”
New 60,000 SF facility for Ohio’s leading healthcare laundry facility, providing full laundry processing and delivery services to 16 hospitals and 80 affiliated ambulatory care facilities throughout Ohio. (Annual volume estimated at 27,000,000 lbs).
Elford provided budget alternatives during the preconstruction phase and negotiated utility rates with the City of Columbus, resulting in a savings of over $4,500 per quarter. Elford suggested the installation of a flume system to save money on COMTEX’s sewer utility bills. Elford reworked the schedule at the client’s request to complete the office and training area first to enable COMTEX staff to be on-site and available during construction and for employees to receive equipment training from overseas vendors who were on site for a limited time. Elford acted not only as a CM but also as a business resource generating long-term operational savings to COMTEX.
A new freestanding three-story, 18,000 SF utility plant designed to accommodate future campus expansion. The plant contains a 2,400 ton variable primary flow chilled water plant with a comparable hot water plant. Redundant electrical service for the entire office campus runs through Building L. This steel structure building has masonry exterior and interior walls and a cedar wood façade.
The first floor houses the main, electrical gears, emergency generators, and domestic water services (hot, cold, and fire protection). The second floor has three chillers with room for a future fourth and pumps needed for the chillers. The third floor houses three boilers and pump. The roof has three cooling towers with room for a fourth. Both the second and third floors have three overhead doors for installation of future chiller and/or boiler. Floors on both the second and third floors are sealed with epoxy in case of flooding.
Also included in this project was a major underground expansion of three miles of 10” CHWR & CHWS, plus 8” HHWR and HHWS to feed a future new building. The piping was expanded to an existing chiller building for redundancies. This required a great deal of coordination with Abercrombie & Fitch since portions of the existing parking lot and landscape had to be cut and dug up. Work was carefully scheduled in order not to interrupt the traffic flow (approximately 2,000 cars/day) on this working campus, especially on the main road into the campus. As soon as the section passed inspection, new asphalt was placed to repair the parking lot and grass was seeded to repair the surrounding landscaping.