With a tight schedule and during a very cold winter, Grassmere was contracted to provide a cost-effective solution for a building that included wide-span bays.
A further challenge was to ensure that the building adhered to Supplementary Standard SB-10, Ontario’s enhanced energy efficiency requirements of the Ontario Building Code.
The customer was a contractor/developer that was awarded a build-to-lease contract from FedEx. They subsequently sought competitive sub-trade tenders for a supply-and-erect package for a pre-engineered building.
The Grassmere Solution:
During the negotiation process we were able to sell the “Butler Difference.” The customer recognized Butler as a premium product and, consequently, was willing to pay a slightly higher price than our competitors. Fortunately, we were able to self-perform the work through our “sister” erection company, KDM Erectors.
We utilized BRII Wall Cladding on the exterior walls and the MR24™ standing seam roof system. An exclusive feature of this project is the wide-span bays that utilize 42- and 48-foot-long truss purlins under the canopy overhang and above the loading dock doors, which run the entire length of the front end wall.
Grassmere met all time frames, while keeping the job site safe for all personnel.
In addition, we were able to provide a pre-engineered Butler building package at a competitive price, despite a firm schedule and in the midst of a frigid winter.
Client: FedEx Location: Grimsby, ON Project Description: Construction of a distribution centre including office and warehouse Construction Services: Project Management Sector Served: Industrial Project Completion Date: Fall, 2015
Total Square Feet: 47,500 (Warehouse: 44,300 and Office: 3,200) Structural Systems: Butler Pre-Engineered Building Roof System: MR-24® Roof Insulation Type and Thickness: 6"/R20 Metal Building Insulation (MBI) Wall System: Butlerib® II Wall Insulation Type and Thickness: 4"/R14 Metal Building Insulation (MBI)