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Tremco Headquarters Modernization Project

Beachwood, OH
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Client

Tremco Inc

Project Team

VP Samy, P.E.
Nabeel Raazi, P.E.


Services

  • Upgrades / Renovation

Tremco Inc., headquartered in Beachwood, Ohio, undertook an extensive modernization of their headquarters. The primary focus of the project was to provide a “Green” makeover for their aging 40-year-old building. The energy consumption of the main headquarters building needed to be brought in line with current green and LEED standards using a combination of building upgrades and energy conservation measures.

Tremco selected O&S as the lead design professional heading up construction management for a team of consultants including MEP and Green Roof landscaping consultants.

Major components of the project included:

O&S was selected to lead a team of consultants for the comprehensive modernization of the Tremco, Inc. headquarters complex located in Beachwood, Ohio. The $5 million renovations and upgrades project finished within budget and on schedule. The confidence of our client in our firm results from a long-standing relationship based on our ability to deliver a diverse range of architectural, engineering and CM services. In addition to providing the traditional Architectural and Engineering services, O&S also provided lead consultant, design management and project coordination services. The design drawings were produced and delivered in BIM, Building Information Modeling format as part of bringing the building up to cutting edge AE standards.

Our firm was selected in 2009 to provide design and management services for this very high-profile project. The confidence of our client in our firm results from a long-standing relationship based on our ability to deliver a diverse range of architectural, engineering and CM services. In addition to providing the traditional Architectural and Engineering services, O&S also provided lead consultant, design management and project coordination services. The design drawings were produced and delivered in BIM, Building Information Modeling format as part of bringing the building up to cutting edge AE standards. As a result of the modernization program, the building received LEED Gold Certification from the US Green Building Council.

Exterior Façade Re-Design: The old façade of the building consisted of hung slate panels and curtain walls. The goal of designing a more energy efficient façade was achieved by placement of new EIFS panels directly on the existing slate panels. This resulted in considerable cost savings for Tremco by allowing the existing façade to stay in place while achieving their goal of energy savings and aesthetic upgrades.

Window & Glazing Replacement: The existing windows were replaced with energy-efficient windows and glazing, which helps in achieving the goal of energy savings and sustainability.

HVAC Upgrades & Re-Design: Existing heavy MEP equipment was replaced with new. HVAC delivery and control systems were a major source of energy wastage in the buildings. The controls system has been redesigned to optimize energy performance and provide better controllability of systems for increased thermal comfort. The provision of solar and wind electric generation provided 40% of the building’s energy. The MEP upgrades had a construction costs in excess of $3 million.

Vegetated Green Roof: The existing roof which was approaching the end of its useful life was replaced with a new vegetated Green Roof system. This provides better energy performance for the building and helped in securing LEED credits for the building.

LEED Criteria: The objective for the project is to provide a High Performance Sustainable building. Our specific goals for the project were:

Special Features

Tremco’s goal for this project was to create a High Performance Sustainable Building. The specific objectives of the Owner were to improve energy efficiency and conserve water; reduce operational costs; provide a safer, healthier facility; and protect the natural environment by reducing carbon output, lowering the local heat island effect, and recycling and reusing material to keep it from being hauled to a landfill.

The renovation’s most noteworthy sustainable features include:

The Construction Phasing of the Project

This Design/Build project followed the following phasing plan.

Construction was completed in 2010 and O&S and the entire design team successfully met the original objectives of the Owner. In 2012, Tremco Headquarters was awarded LEED Gold Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, which is a rare accomplishment for the building that was renovated and not designed specifically to meet LEED standards.

Owner/Client:

Craig Nelson, Vice President
Tremco, Inc.
Fort Lee, New Jersey
(216) 496-0209