Tag Archive 'industrial-architecture'

IMEX_01_012202bw with feather edge[intro]Livermore Architecture & Engineering has completed countless successful industrial projects over the years - we consider these to be our specialty. Industrial buildings have special requirements and considerations that make them unique relative to other commercial buildings. We believe in a methodical, iterative design process to arrive at the best possible design for an industrial facility.[/intro]

Defining the Needs: A successful design starts with a clear understanding of the owner’s requirements. We have developed questionnaires and an interview process specific to industrial projects to help the entire team develop a clear picture of the project needs. Designing for Safety: Building codes are important for all projects, but are critically important for industrial buildings that may contain hazardous materials or processes. Early in the project, we develop a code analysis to highlight potential compliance concerns so they do not become surprises later on. Understanding Special Considerations: Industrial buildings have special needs such as adequate space for truck movement and loading; equipment placement and anchorage; employee facilities and movement; durable finishes; racks for support of piping and ductwork. We draw on our extensive experience when incorporating these items into the design. Keeping Costs Under Control: We work with the owner to develop a realistic budget and design to that budget. We understand that capital costs are a critical part of a new industrial facility. Working with Contractors: We have worked on projects with many different delivery methods including Design-Build and Design-Bid-Build. We view the contractor as an integral part of the team and welcome their feedback during the design of the project. Working as an Integrated Design Team: Our architects and structural engineers work closely together (we’re in the same room!) to ensure that the two disciplines are closely coordinated. In addition, we have a network of trusted consulting engineers for other systems such as mechanical, electrical, and civil. [button link="?p=2436"]Food Processing Design Approach →[/button]

[rev_slider diamond] When Diamond Foods sought to expand their existing Salem, OR production facility by 5000 square feet under a compressed timeline, LAE jumped in to help with the design. LAE worked closely with Diamond Foods and a team to create a structure that would maximize storage space and forklift access while meeting the needs of equipment loading and layout. Careful coordination with the existing building was required. The project will allow Diamond to expand the flavor offerings of its Kettle Brand potato chips. LAE successfully met the challenge of working within the existing building’s unique structural system and requirements. LAE services included design and construction documents, as well as construction administration.

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Dec

Industrial Building Design Approach

Defining the Needs: A successful design starts with a clear understanding of the owner’s requirements. We have developed questionnaires and an interview process specific to industrial projects to help the entire team develop a clear picture of the project needs. Designing for Safety: Building codes are important for all projects, but are critically important for […]

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Nov

Diamond Foods Fryer Expansion

When Diamond Foods sought to expand their existing Salem, OR production facility by 5000 square feet under a compressed timeline, LAE jumped in to help with the design. LAE worked closely with Diamond Foods and a team to create a structure that would maximize storage space and forklift access while meeting the needs of equipment […]