Sherwin Williams - Various Projects
Pilot Reactor Facility
Osborn was retained to review existing facilities and design additional space for two new pilot reactors. The project included the review of the existing equipment, including material handling and process flow; improvements to material transfer systems; dispensing and storage of hazardous materials; HVAC requirements; and electrical upgrades and upgrades to personnel safety systems, including exhaust systems and air breathing systems. In addition, Osborn provided probable construction cost estimates for the construction of the facility.
Red Label Storage Facility
Osborn was selected to provide the design engineering for a new storage and dispensing area for all retained samples and in-process storage of various automotive finishes produced at the Warrensville facility. The project included all the electrical, mechanical, structural, civil, fire protection and architectural engineering which covered code reviews for the storage and dispensing of hazardous materials. The project included a two-story storage facility which necessitated the design of a lift system between levels. Osborn also provided a probable construction cost estimate for the completion of the facility.
As equipment was being relocated to another facility, Osborn was chosen to provide engineering services to convert an existing facility to a test lab facility. Engineering design services include architectural, mechanical and electrical disciplines.
Cafeteria Window Wall Replacement
Osborn provided architectural and structural engineering design for the study and construction documents phases for the cafeteria window wall replacement. The cafeteria is a two-story structure with full height windows on all the exterior walls framed with exposed glue laminate beams. The glue laminate beams have been exposed to the exterior environment since it was built in the 1980s, the primary protection the beams had during their lifetime was various surface applied coating systems. The glue laminate beams in various locations are in need of complete replacement due to termite infestation, carpenter bee damage and dry rot. The remainder of the beams all require repair to varying degrees. The degradation of the beams is not only due to lack of surface protection but also the original design’s lack of drip edges throughout. The environmental exposure of the beams allowed the moisture content of the beams to vary throughout the seasons and in turn the movement has cracked several of the windows. The project includes replacement of the entire existing windows with an insulated aluminum glass storefront system or insulated glass windows with frames depending on the size of the panel, replacement/repair of the existing glue laminated framing throughout the cafeteria and wrapping the exterior of the beams and columns with an insulated metal wall panel system.
H-Dock and Cylinder Storage Repairs
Osborn provided structural and mechanical engineering and architectural services for the study and construction document phases for the repair of H-Dock and the Cylinder Storage Building at the Warrensville Heights facility. The project includes complete removal and replacement of the sidewalks and elevated slab and associated retaining walls from the dock to the cylinder storage building and repair of the wall, concrete slab and concrete stairs where the cylinder storage previously was located east of H-Dock. The project also includes redesign of the dock area, new storm drain tie-in and the design of a new sidewalk heating system from H-Dock to the Cylinder Storage Building.
Study for Building M & L Renovations for the Robot Paint Booth
Osborn provided architectural, structural, mechanical and electrical engineering services for the study of Building M & L renovations for the installation of a robot paint booth. The scope of the study included: structural modifications to the lateral bracing system; raising the existing platform framing; architectural egress modifications to the raised platform framing, including adding a new stair to this level; adding insulation to walls; adding gypsum board ceilings to this space to limit conditioning the space to only approximately 20 feet from the floor slab versus the entire building height of 60 feet; painting the walls and floors; HVAC design to accommodate the paint booth requirement of simulating environmental conditions anywhere in the world; electrical power for the paint booth and HVAC; and lighting design simulating daylight for presentation to potential clients of the robot paint system. Osborn also provided a probable cost of construction (excluding the paint booth) to be approximately $1.3M.