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General Building Data
Building Name
| Water Bottling Facility
Location and Site | Mid-Atlantic Region
Building Occupant Name | Water Bottling Company
Occupancy Types | Water Bottling Plant and Warehouse
Size | Warehouse

| Office
  | 228,579 sf Existing 
| 120,000 sf Future
| 18,344 sf
| 269,608 sf
Number of Stories |1 Story  
Building Height | Warehouse
| Production
  | 30' Clear Height
| 23' 6" Draft Curtain
Primary Project Team | Owner
| Architect/Engineer
| Electrical
| HVAC Contractor
| Concrete Contractor
| Finish Contractor
| Landscaper
| Water Bottling Company
| Haskell
| Westside Hammer
| HT Lyon & JS Thomas
| Engelman
| RL Reppart
| True Green
Dates of Construction | August 2006 to March 2007
Actual Cost Information | Project costs broken into several specific projects based on production process
  | Factory
| Production Lines
| Injection Lines
| Packaging Lines
| Flavored Water
| Infrastructure
| Warehouse
| Land
| Total Factory Costs
| $35,100,000
| $48,000,000
| $7,000,000
| $3,000,000
| $3,700,000
| $6,176,000
| $9,200,000
| $19,405,745
| $131,581,745
Project Delivery Method | Design/Build
Design and Function
Major National Code/s
Historical Requirements
| IBC 2003 edition, ACI, AISC, AWS, SDI, SJI, ASTM
| Light Industrial
| None
Building Enclosure
Building Facades
| Standard ‘Tilt-Up’ Walls
| 45mm thick White Membrane manufactured by Firestone to reduce heat load
Sustainability Features
Certification | LEED Gold
Construction of the Water Bottling Facility was based on a design bid build delivery method.   Because of the size of the company, the general design of the facility had already been decided with some adaptations made to create a higher LEED score.  The construction schedule was exceedingly fast, competing the over 500,000 square foot building in 7 months.
The Water Bottling Facility receives its electricity from the local electric company.  It is equipped with five 12.47 kV transformers as well as four 480kV switchgears and one 4160kV switchgear.
Lighting levels must reach 50 footcandles in the production areas and 35 in the warehouse of the Water Bottling Facility.  Within the warehouse and office spaces vacancy sensors are used to reduce energy use when spaces are not occupied.
The Water Bottling Facility’s mechanical system is made up of six roof top air-handling units.  Each of these units is assigned to one of the five conditioned areas of the facility.  Cooling is provided by cooling towers in conjunction with ammonia chillers, while heating is provided by gas, electric, or a combination for each of the units.  17 VAV terminal units provide the airflow to the offices spaces.  The production space is conditioned with direct ducting to the space.  The warehouse space is ventilated with 8 make up air handling units and supply fans.
The structural system of the Water Bottling Facility is acknowledges live loads of 27 psf for the roof as well as 250 psf for the quality Assurance mezzanine.  Wind loads  are based on a basic wind speed of 90 mph with an importance factor of 1.  The building has an exposure category C and an internal pressure coefficient of +/- 1.08.  Snow loads for the facility’s ground snow load are 30 psf while the flat roof snow load is 27 psf.  The Water Bottling Facility is in seismic group I.
Fire Protection
A foam suppression system is used in the flavor room of the Water Bottling Facility.  All other spaces are equipped with a water suppression system.
The Water Bottling Company has its own telecommunications company which has servers connected in Arizona and Texas.
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“Note: While great efforts have been taken to provide accurate and complete information on the pages of CPEP, please be aware that the information contained herewith is considered a work‐inprogress for this thesis project. Modifications and changes related to the original building designs and construction methodologies for this senior thesis project are solely the interpretation of Justyne Neborak. Changes and discrepancies in no way imply that the original design contained errors or was flawed. Differing assumptions, code references, requirements, and methodologies have been incorporated into this thesis project; therefore, investigation results may vary from the original design.”

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