MALVERN, PA, February 10, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- The 320,000 square foot facility, developed by Trammell Crow Co. at the Atwater business park was designed by L2 Partridge. It includes two, new, 5-story buildings overlooking Quarry Lake with a 2-story connecting link and a 1-story parking deck for 420 cars.
Trammell Crow hired IMC and the designer to jointly fast track both the core and shell and tenant fit out which was expedited in preconstruction with IMC's Virtual Design and Construction Department (VDC). Using Building Information Modeling (BIM), IMC developed quantitative take-offs of preliminary drawings to aid with estimates and budgeting. BIM allowed site and foundation construction to begin while the building was still being designed. These computer models were also used for clash detection of system conflicts resolving constructability before construction, ultimately saving Endo time and money (see example of model below).
"This is an exciting time for IMC Construction as we complete the Endo Health Solutions Headquarters. The successful completion demonstrates the high level of performance of our staff along with the tremendous support that the project team provided."
"We would like to thank our client, Trammell Crow and Chambers Street Properties, their tenant Endo and the architect L2 Partridge for the support they provided over the last year to make this project a success", added Robert Cottone, CEO/President of IMC Construction.
The Atwater development sits on the former Cedar Hollow Limestone Quarry which was established in 1855 (click here for more information about the quarry). Since then the mine has become an 80 acre scenic lake which will afford Endo panoramic views. Due to the close proximity to the lake, a unique geo-thermal HVAC system was installed that utilizes a lake water cooling loop. Not only does the structure offer executive offices, a full service kitchen, cafeteria, training center and conference center, but also an on-site fitness center for employees as well. The project is also LEED registered with a certification goal of Silver.
Endo's new corporate headquarters addresses its continued growth, and will position Endo closer to the heart of the healthcare corridor in Pennsylvania, where nearly 100 other healthcare and life science companies currently reside. The joint construction of the new all-electronic interchange linking Route 29 in Great Valley with the Pennsylvania Turnpike on the Western edge of the 388-acre Atwater site and Endo's new headquarters will provide an economic boost to the Great Valley Corporate Center and surrounding areas.
IMC Construction is a national, award-winning general contracting/ construction management firm headquartered in Malvern, Pennsylvania. IMC's portfolio covers a full range of new construction and renovation projects spanning industry groups such as healthcare, corporate offices, senior housing and assisted living, schools, athletic facilities, museums and religious institutions, retail mall and strip centers, major retail anchors, warehouse and distribution centers, laboratories, and manufacturing facilities. For further information, please contact us at 610-889-3600
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