The Korte Company teamed with Cianbro Corporation on the 204,000 square foot design-build project in Kingfield, Maine. The LEED Certified Gold tilt-up concrete facility consisted of four bottling lines and 10,000 square feet of office area. Scope of work consisted of office space, production and packaging areas, warehouse space, training room, conference rooms, break room, drivers lounge, chemical storage, maintenance shop, labs, ammonia room, and restrooms.
The remote site and severe winter conditions posed a challenge. The building was weather tight, painted, graded and landscaped before the first snow storm. Site work included a half-mile access road and extension of utilities, extensive clearing of the 35-acre site, excavation of tough subgrade conditions with 170,000 cubic yards of earthwork, and site paving including 27,000 square yards of concrete and asphalt paving.
The building was designed and built to lower operating costs, reduce waste, conserve energy and water, and reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions. Local materials were used including the concrete which was formed and poured on site for the concrete tilt-up walls. All usable construction waste was diverted to recyclable facilities.
Other features included five-inch thick insulation on the roof to reduce energy consumption, low VOC paints, 85% recycled fiber content for acoustical ceilings, and both self-dimming and automatic shut-off lighting for the warehouse and office areas. The project was designed for low water consumption by use of water-less urinals, low-flush toilets as well as no irrigation on site.
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