RIADG Building 340 Renovations

RIADG Building 340 Renovations

Challenge

The Rock Island Arsenal Development Group wanted to renovate and update Building 340 on the Rock Island Arsenal. This involved converting the World War I era warehouse into office, conference, training, production and storage spaces. The tenant was Advanced Document Conversion Company (ADC)—a document scanning, storage and retrieval company for local governments, hospitals and corporations. Because of the age of the building, asbestos abatement precautions were essential.

Solution

In order to adapt a historical building into a functioning office space some site improvements needed to be made, including creating parking spaces, a truck dock, truck access, walks and landscaping, and improvements to site grading and drainage. New water, sewer and natural gas services were extended to the building. Building envelope improvements included masonry restoration, furring out and insulating walls, window replacement, roof replacement and replacing the north wall which is protected by an existing canopy. Many of the historical building elements, including the large, original, wooden bay doors, were salvaged and refinished to be used in various ways throughout the project. A new entrance canopy and window openings were added at the east face of the building. Mechanical and electrical systems were upgraded with special attention to fire protection in a document vault.

Impact

Exterior improvements enhanced the overall efficiency of the building and selection of high efficiency mechanical and electrical systems allowed the renovated portions of the building to exceed the EPACT requirement of the building being 30% more efficient than an ASHRAE 90.1-2004 baseline building. Computer equipment is protected from unstable climate control systems—that might affect ADC’s ability to do its job and to do it well.

50,000 square feet
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