Signazon.com is a 55,000 square-foot multi-use building in Plano, Texas for the online marketing materials manufacturer and retailer Signazon. The 55,000 square-foot building is made up of; 30,000 square-feet warehousing, 13,000 square-feet office, 7,500 square-feet printing, and 5,400 square-feet quality assurance space.
Over the course of the entire project, we faced a total of 108 lost weather days. This forced crews to frequently work in less than desirable conditions. For example; steel and panels were erected in extremely wet and muddy conditions. On clear days, crews had to work extremely hard, while maintaining a safe jobsite, to be able to finish on time.
The owner changes landscape design at the last minute before landscapers were about to begin. The owner decided to opt for a Chinese inspire landscape design rather than a generic design. New trees and plants were ordered and put on rush in order to complete the project on schedule.
This project provided numerous difficulties due to the fact that we were land locked. We weren’t bound by existing facilities on all sides of the site, but a shared entry drive on the E. side with Winzer. To compound the issue, they were bringing in trucks hourly entering/exiting and we had utilities that went under the drive. It took a lot of coordination and a great working relationship with Winzer’s President & CEO to perform this work in a timely manner while not impeding their business.
Due to the lease expiration at the owners then current offices, the owners and their office staff were forced to move into the building while construction was still under way on the building. Once panels were erected work on the interior was the next highest priority. We had to work extensively with the city in order to get a temporary Certificate of Occupancy for the portion of the building the owner would occupy.
The entire exterior of the building was slated to be painted black, per the owner’s request. It is highly unusual for tilt-wall buildings to be painted black. This paint choice also required three coats of paint to completely cover the building.
The design of the entry was quite unusual as it was quite unusual, especially being a tilt-wall panels on either side of storefront glass. The panels at the entrance were angled at multiple points. This required extensive coordination between project management and supervisors and multiple subcontractors as well as special materials having to be ordered.
The panels have decorative texturing that stop two-thirds of the way down the panel that give the impression that form liners were used. This is not the case. Rather than form liners, reveals were used to reduce the cost while still giving the building the architectural look the owner wanted. Each reveal was 1.75” and narrowed down to 1.25” at the base. Each reveal was 2.5’ apart.
The project began in July 2018 and completed on schedule, despite over 100 rain days, in March 2019.