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  Maintenance/Storage Building, Clermont County Water Resources DepartmentMaintenance/Storage Building, Clermont County Water Resources Department

General Contractor

D.E.R. Development Company, LLC
750 U.S. Highway 50, Milford, OH 45150


Harley Associates Architects
65 North Second Street, #300, Batavia, OH 45103

General Description

Location: Batavia, Ohio
Date Bid: Oct 2009 Construction Period: Jan 2010 to June 2010
Total Square Feet: 7,200 Site: 2.1 acres. Number of Buildings: One
Building Size: First floor, 7,200; total, 7,200 square feet. Building Height: First floor, 23’; total, 23’. Basic Construction Type: New/Pre-Engineered Building. Foundation: Cast-in-place, pier & grade beam, reinforced concrete, slab-on-grade. Exterior Walls: Pre-engineered building, CMU, brick. Roof: Metal. Floors: Concrete. Interior Walls: Plywood, metal building insulation.

Construction Team

Structural Engineer: Advantage Group Engineers, Inc. - 660 Lincoln Avenue, #305, Cincinnati, OH 45206
Civil Engineer: Roberts Engineering, Inc. - 602 Lila Avenue, Milford, OH 45150

This project’s intent was to relieve much of the maintenance and storage strain on the Clermont County Water Resource Department’s current operations while working under tight budget constraints that have affected municipalities everywhere. Efforts were made to keep the new storage facility as no-nonsense as possible, but also maintain the look that the rest of the CCWRD campus has and ensure that the structure would be durable and cost-effective to operate. Harley Associates Architects of Batavia, Ohio worked closely with the owner to achieve this end. What resulted was the new construction of a 7,283-square-feet, pre-engineered metal building with an additional 1,440 square feet of outside storage that was created by carrying the eave out another twelve feet, as well as a rehabilitation of three existing storage buildings totaling 4,032 square feet.

The new maintenance building was designed with four 16- x 14-foot sectional overhead doors, two each on opposing sides of the others, to allow for two drive-through lanes with additional space on both sides of the lanes for additional maneuverability and storage space. The pre-engineered metal building was made clear-span in order to maximize the utilization of space and ensure flexibility. The building is heated with gas-fired unit heaters to allow winter maintenance work. This also makes sure that the winter freeze does not damage any of CCWRD’s equipment or trucks that are equipped with water lines or pumps that may hold water in them and therefore possibly freeze, expand and rupture. Exterior storage on the longer side of the building expands their covered-storage capabilities by placing all of that space under an extended eave. Lighting consists of standard high-bay fixtures and fluorescent lighting. In order to keep operating costs down and go green, the Harley Associates implemented a day-lighting system of ten 21-inch tubular skylights. The diffusers on the Solatube skylights do an incredible job of amplifying the natural lighting: even on a partly cloudy day there is no need for any of the electrical light fixtures to be turned on.

In addition to the new maintenance building DER Development Company, LLC performed some facelift work on three existing structures, including painting and siding work. The site work around the new and existing buildings included extensive landscaping, a new asphalt parking lot and drive, and storm water management measures. The new landscaping was also designed to carry on the feel of the rest of the CCWRD campus, utilizing native plantings to in order to keep upkeep costs to a minimum. The colors for the new building, as well as the brick masonry wainscot were also chosen to match the surrounding CCWRD buildings.

All in all, the new facility for CCWRD takes some of the cramped feeling out of the workplace and also keeps a lot of the temperature-sensitive equipment high and dry while working under a budget.

Product Information
Pre-Engineered: Gulf States Manufacturing, Nucor Daylighting: Solatube

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