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Bothwell-Accurate

Summarize the project's program, features and achievements?

Nestled in the vibrant Campbell Heights Business Park area of Surrey, this build-to-suit project seamlessly integrates the distinctive features of tilt-up concrete with the specific requirements of the end-user, Bothwell-Accurate, an esteemed Ontario-based company. The project not only redefines the capabilities of tilt-up construction but also sets a new standard for functionality, adaptability, and aesthetic appeal.

The Bothwell-Accurate project serves as the new Western Canada headquarters for the company, consolidating their warehouse and manufacturing operations under a single, cohesive roof. The facility was meticulously designed to accommodate the unique needs and requirements of the user, with a particular emphasis on optimizing workflow efficiency and enhancing operational productivity. One of the standout features of the project is the integration of Overhead Gantry cranes, which were seamlessly incorporated into the base building design to facilitate material handling and streamline manufacturing processes.

With a total of 97 panels comprising an area of 63,371.87 square feet, the Bothwell-Accurate project showcases the scale and scope of tilt-up construction. The largest panel spans an area of 915 square feet, while the widest panel measures 20 feet and 11 _ inches in length. The tallest panel reaches a towering height of 43 feet and 9 inches, underscoring the vertical potential of tilt-up construction. Additionally, the project incorporates sustainable practices with recycled content, further enhancing its environmental credentials. The owner faced a tight schedule due to the lease expiring on their current location. Despite delays from the provider, the original schedule was met. Orion encountered significant supply chain issues regarding electrical transformers, panels, and roof top units. We overcame these issues by sourcing alternates.

In summary, the Bothwell-Accurate project stands as a shining example of tilt-up innovation, redefining the possibilities of what can be achieved through this versatile construction method. By seamlessly integrating the unique features of tilt-up concrete with the specific requirements of the end-user, the project sets a new standard for functionality, adaptability, and aesthetic appeal.

What obstacles were overcome related to the schedule, budget, program, specification, site, etc. on this project?

Several obstacles were overcome during the Bothwell-Accurate project, ranging from schedule constraints to supply chain disruptions. The owner faced a pressing deadline due to the expiration of their lease on their current location, necessitating a swift and efficient construction process. Following a tilt-up construction methodology helped navigate these schedule constraints efficiently. Despite encountering delays from the provider, the original schedule was successfully met through effective project management and coordination.

Additionally, significant supply chain issues were encountered, particularly concerning electrical transformers, panels, and RTUs (Roof-Top Units). To mitigate these challenges, alternate sourcing strategies were implemented, ensuring that essential materials and components were acquired in a timely manner without compromising the project timeline or quality standards.

Furthermore, the project required meticulous attention to detail to adhere to the specific program and specifications outlined by the owner. The integration of Overhead Gantry cranes, for instance, required careful planning and coordination to seamlessly incorporate these features into the building design while optimizing workflow efficiency and operational productivity.

Please communicate any engineering complexities or unique features of the panel design for this project?

The project's scale and scope, which encompasses 97 panels covering 63,371.87 square feet, required meticulous planning and precision in panel fabrication and installation. The largest panel, spanning an impressive 915 square feet, and the tallest panel, reaching 43 feet and 9 inches, highlight the vertical and horizontal potential of tilt-up construction. This necessitated advanced engineering techniques to ensure structural integrity and stability, especially given the diverse sizes and weights of the panels.

Additionally, the integration of Overhead Gantry cranes into the base building design presented a unique engineering challenge. These cranes, essential for material handling and manufacturing processes, required precise alignment and support within the tilt-up panels. This integration demanded close coordination between structural engineers and the construction team to ensure that the panels could accommodate the cranes' loads without compromising the building's overall stability and performance. The project also faced significant supply chain issues, particularly concerning electrical transformers, panels, and rooftop units. To overcome these challenges, alternative sourcing strategies were employed, demonstrating the team's adaptability and problem-solving skills in maintaining the project schedule despite these obstacles.

What is the potential for this project's impact on the community and/or environment?

The Bothwell-Accurate project embodies a transformative shift in the local landscape, fostering economic growth, innovation, and community engagement. As a build-to-suit endeavor for Bothwell-Accurate, an Ontario-based company, this project symbolizes a strategic decision to relocate and consolidate operations, merging warehouse and manufacturing activities under a single roof. This relocation to Surrey, BC marks a significant milestone, as Bothwell-Accurate establishes its new Western Canada headquarters, bringing together 100 employees in its manufacturing and assembly plant.

The impact of this project extends beyond the confines of the facility itself, radiating outward to positively influence the surrounding community and environment. By choosing Surrey as its new home, Bothwell-Accurate demonstrates confidence in the local economy and a commitment to contributing to its growth and development. The consolidation of operations not only enhances operational efficiency and productivity but also creates opportunities for job creation and skill development, further enriching the local workforce. By centralizing activities within an established business park, the project minimizes sprawl, reduces commuting distances, and fosters a sense of community among businesses and residents alike.

Looking ahead, the Bothwell-Accurate project holds immense potential for continued positive impact on the community and environment. With plans for expansion already on the horizon, the project is poised to further contribute to job growth, economic prosperity, and environmental sustainability in the local area.

 
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Project Location

Surrey, BC V3Z 1A5
Canada

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Photographer(s):
Andrew Fyfe

Project Specifics

Project Category:
Production/Manufacturing
Building Types:
Warehouse
Finishes:
Paint (Flat)
Features:
Reveals
Insulation:
Sandwich Panel (Non-Composite)
Environmental:
Number of Floors:
2
Number of Panels:
97 panels
Total Floor Area:
98,935 sq ft (9,191 sq m)
Project Footprint:
85,040 sq ft (7,900 sq m)
Tallest Panel:
43 ft 9 in (13.34 m)
Widest Panel:
20 ft 11 in (6.38 m)
Largest Panel:
915 sq ft (85.0 sq m)
Heaviest Panel:
118,748 lbs (53,863 kg)
Longest Spandrel:
12 ft 0 in (3.66 m)