Contractor & Cost Estimator
DER Development Company, LLC
750 U.S. Highway 50, Milford, OH 45150
4357 Ferguson Drive, #200, Cincinnati, OH 45245
Location: Milford, Ohio
Date Bid: Dec 2008
Construction Period: Jan 2009 to Sep 2009
Total Square Feet: 16,991 Site: 5.67 acres.
Number of Buildings: One.
Building Size: First floor, 16,991; total, 16,991 square feet.
Building Height: First floor, 28’; total, 28’.
Basic Construction Type: 2B Non-combustible/New.
Foundation: Cast-in-place, pier & grade beam, reinforced
concrete, slab-on-grade. Exterior Walls: CMU, brick, insulated
Roof: Metal. Floors: Concrete. Interior Walls: CMU,
metal stud drywall, metal panels.
Structural Engineer: Advantage Group Engineers, Inc. - 660
Lincoln Avenue, #305, Cincinnati, OH 45206
Mechanical Engineer: DARTEC Solutions, Inc. - 7672 Montgomery
Road, #156, Cincinnati, OH 45236
Electrical Engineer: HAL-PE Associates - 823 Scott Boulevard,
Covington, KY 41011
More than a century old, ITT Flygt, a division of ITT Water &
Wastewater, is an industry leader in submersible pumps, mixers, and
mechanical aeration equipment that are used in environments ranging from
water and wastewater treatment, raw water supply, abrasive or
contaminated industrial processes to mining and construction as well as
irrigation. Coupled with efforts to consolidate two Cincinnati-area
locations with expiring leases under one roof and trickling ARRA
stimulus funds increasing municipal infrastructure projects, Flygt's
corporate office pushed full steam to deliver a fully equipped facility
capable of handling current and foreseeable rigor to their Milford, OH
The 17,000-square-foot light industrial facility, situated on more than
five acres, encountered existing and seasonal demands prior to breaking
ground on the new structure. A local design/build company, DER
Development Company LLC, was chosen as an expert firm capable of
wielding local jurisdictions and construction markets necessary to
provide a completed product ready for occupancy by late summer of 2009.
Upon commencing demolition of three existing structures in January 2009,
DER moved swiftly into the design development phase of the project
drawings with consulting designers.
The building was comprised of approximately 4,819 square feet of
administrative office space while allowing 12,172 square feet of shop
space. The environmentally sensitive ITT encouraged fundamental green
design best management practices which included a low-slope "cool roof,"
per the Solar Reflectance Index rating, and one and one-half acres of
concrete pavement; both positive contributors to the lessening of the
"heat island effect." Additionally, concrete foundations from the three
razed structures were crushed onsite into aggregate and used as base
material underneath site pavement. A 5-foot band of translucent panels
running the perimeter of the 19-foot eave in the shop and a low
emissivity coating on storefront glass, situated on the north side of
the structure, provided passive natural lighting. Energy efficient,
high-bay T5 fluorescent fixtures were the chosen shop luminaries.
The shop was also outfitted with a 12.5 ton twin hoist top running crane
that eased handling concerns with the cumbersome pumps Flygt
manufacturers and services. The crane runway beams were integrated into
the structural design of the pre-engineered metal building. Four one-ton
jib cranes added auxiliary lifting capacity for smaller workstations. A
27-x 100-foot wash bay with a heated pressure washer provided equipment
cleaning facilities for the service team. Other amenities included a
service manager's office, showers and changing space with lockers.
Topping out this functional building, an expansive five acre site was
prepared for Flygt providing acres of aggregate and concrete surfaced
staging area, fully fenced for security and buffering.