Commercial/Recreational – Advanced Building Center

Project: Office & Retail Building & Warehouse Facility
Client: Advanced Building Center, Middletown, Rhode Island
Architect/Engineer: Newport Collaborative Architects, Newport, RI
Structural Engineer: Odeh Engineers, North Providence, RI
Delivery Method: Design/Build
Size: 14,400 SF Total
Duration: Seven Months

Advanced Building Concepts developed and built a retail/office building as well as an office/warehouse complex for a specialty food company and mechanical contractor.

Many permits & approvals were required before construction could begin. DEM approval was required due to adjacent wetlands; Water Department approval was also required because the property is located in a watershed area. Water runoff & detention pond calculations were also required. Due to soil conditions, exceptionally deep spread footings were required at building foundations. All utilities were separated, thus allowing the possibility to divide into condominiums in the future. The roof was framed to conceal rooftop equipment & penetrations. Environmental systems are a combination of gas heating/electric cooling in the office and retail spaces; warehouse areas have in-floor hydronic radiant heating.

The complex was built utilizing the Design/Build approach with Advanced Building Concepts coordinating all variances, permits and contracts with the architect and engineers.

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