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  • Village of Bratenahl Service Garage Ribbon Cutting
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    Village of Bratenahl Celebrates Completion of New Service Garage with Ribbon Cutting

Village of Bratenahl Celebrates Completion of New Service Garage with Ribbon Cutting

Village of Bratenahl community leaders and personnel, neighbors, and the design/construction team gathered recently for the ribbon cutting celebrating the completion of The Village of Bratenahl’s new Service Garage & Salt Dome – the first building project the Village has undertaken since the 1930s.

Project Manager and Architect Jen Kalin, RA, NCARB, LEED AP was happy to report to the management team that this project was an all-around success. It was completed two weeks ahead of schedule, on budget, and fulfilled or surpassed the client’s objectives. Furthermore, the design and construction process went smoothly with no major issues requiring resolution.

The Village of Bratenahl is a very small “bedroom” community located just east of Downtown Cleveland. Encompassing 1.6 square miles and home to 1,200 residents, the municipality has few public buildings and seldom initiates construction projects. Thus, it was a big deal when in 2015 the Village commissioned a facility assessment for its service garage and salt dome, which discovered the facilities to be in such poor condition and in need of such costly repairs that a new facility was recommended. The journey to complete the Village’s first major building project in nearly 90 years began.

The Village opted to complete the project […]

R.E. Warner team helps Cleveland prep for Beyonce OTR II

When the Director of Stadium Facilities for the Cleveland Browns calls and asks for assistance with constructing Beyoncé’s stage for her OTR II tour stop in Cleveland, you get to work!

Survey Crew Chief Rocky Porterfield and Civil Designer Mike Christopher have been out at FirstEnergy Stadium helping crews build the stage for Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s concert taking place Wednesday, July 25. Our scope of work was to set the location of and elevations on the stage, the tracks, the camera booths, and decks.

Rocky and Mike worked hand-in-hand with Robert Hale, who is the Site Coordinator for Live Nation, specifically Beyoncé’s OTR II World Tour. When they started, he had just arrived from her Paris show, and so had to get everything organized in a short period of time. He showed the crew what he needed to keep the process moving smoothly, and they jumped right in.

The stage itself is about three stories high, taking up the entire west zone of the field in width, and extending 20 yards in length. The lighting and stage tracks coming off the main stage run the length of the field for Beyoncé to walk the crowd.

As with any surveying project, where due to […]

  • Moreland Service Garage
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    Service Garages: Thinking Through Specifics to Ensure Successful Design

Service Garages: Thinking Through Specifics to Ensure Successful Design

Today we’re going to talk about services garages. While some may consider these bland, unexciting buildings, they are actually highly important, unsung heroes of municipal infrastructure. They operate in the background, commanding little attention, yet facilitating critical functions. In the event of a potential calamity such as a snow emergency or water main break, these facilities allow maintenance personnel to respond quickly and effectively, so that residents and workers can continue to go about their business.

What’s more, not one is like another. Having completed over 20 of these buildings in the last 15 years, we understand that while they may all have similar components, the ways in which they are specifically designed are vastly individualized. Thinking through these specifics is crucial to success.

Without further ado, here’s a look at the “what” and “how” of service garage design.

First, let’s go over the usual pieces and parts of these buildings. The average service garage may have:

Storage

Cold
Bulk
Maintenance – general or specific

Maintenance Bay(s)
Wash Bay(s)
Operations Support

Locker rooms
Laundry
Break room
Offices
Storage

Back-Up Power
Access controls

That’s a fairly short list and it looks pretty simple, but if we do our jobs right during the discovery and assessment phase of a service garage project, the actual design becomes much more involved […]

CMC Steel Formally Dedicates New Durant, OK Micro Mill

On behalf of everyone at R.E. Warner & Associates, we congratulate Commercial Metals Company on formally dedicating its new micro mill in Durant, Oklahoma.

The mill is CMC’s second technologically advanced micro mill that uses a continuous-continuous manufacturing process which melts, casts and rolls steel from a single uninterrupted strand, resulting in higher yields and lower energy consumption than the traditional mini mill process.

We are honored to have been able to serve CMC on this project, providing preliminary engineering, structural, civil, electrical and mechanical installation engineering, and construction administration services.

Congratulations again to CMC and the entire project team for
working together to design, construct and commission this state-of-the-art facility.

Read more: http://www.areadevelopment.com/newsItems/4-30-2018/commercial-metals-company-micro-mil-durant-oklahoma.shtml

On The Boards: National Architecture Week 2018

In honor of National Architecture Week, we’re looking back at what’s been keeping our architects busy over the last year, from new buildings to maintenance and improvements projects.

New Bratenahl Service Garage
Design/Build services with Cold Harbor Building Company to construct a new service garage and salt dome to replace existing 100-year old facility. The project includes design of a new 1,600 square foot salt dome, a new 10,000 square foot service garage, a secure vehicle storage area, a secure above ground storage tank area and all associated site work.

New Viccarone Heating & Air Conditioning Facility
Complete A/E services for a new office and fabrication facility.  This new building will house a large open space for fabrication, loading/unloading, and storage as well as an office component which will house all the support areas such as private offices and conference rooms.

City of Cleveland City Hall Renovation
Renovation of two of the City’s offices, which include internal audit and risk management services.  Renovations have included new flooring, ceiling, walls, furniture, and fixtures.  This project also involved balancing and completing HVAC repairs in the Civil Service office.

Powerhouse Gym Tenant Fit Out
Preparation of a floor plan and provision of notes, legends, and schedules to obtain a building permit.

Multiple Roof […]