LANCASTER, PA— High Construction Company completed the construction of a new $4.1 million vehicle and equipment maintenance facility that will meet the LEED silver standard.
The facility was designed by Greenfield Architects Ltd., Lancaster, Pa., and built for High Concrete Group in Denver, Pa. High Construction served as the design-builder for the project.
The 18,370-square-foot building features thermally efficient precast concrete sandwich wall panels, which contain a large portion of recycled materials. The roof is composed of CarbonCast double tees made with non-corrosive carbon fiber flange reinforcement. The TPO roofing system features a solar reflectance index of 78, which adds to the energy efficiency of the building.
Inside, sustainable design concepts abound, including: non-emergency lighting that automatically turns off during non-business hours; a water reclamation system used for fleet washing equipment, the HVAC systems minimize or eliminate the emission of compounds that contribute to ozone depletion and global warming; metering panels monitor energy usage for lighting, HVAC equipment, and plug loads; and a direct line of sight to the outdoors is viewable from 90% of the occupied areas of the building.
Even the construction process itself featured sustainable practices. High Construction recycled or salvaged a minimum of 75% of non-hazardous construction debris by implementing a construction waste management plan to divert construction debris away from landfills and incinerators, and re-direct it back to the manufacturing process. The total construction waste diverted from landfills weighed in at 45.5 tons.
Recognized as the 2007 General Contractor of the Year by the American Subcontractor's Association of Central Pennsylvania, High Construction Company provides design-build, general contracting, and construction management services throughout the mid-Atlantic region of the United States. High Construction specializes in the commercial, manufacturing, processing, distribution, education, hospitality, retail, health care, and multi-family residential markets. The family-owned business is headquartered in Lancaster, Pa., and employs over 60 professionals. High Construction is an affiliate of High Real Estate Group, which also includes Greenfield Architects Ltd., High Associates Ltd., High Investors Ltd., and High Hotels Ltd. For more information about High Construction, call (717) 291-2276 or visit www.HighConstruction.com.