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History During the period between 1984 and 1989, growth in New Jersey expanded much like what north central Texas experienced in the mid 1970's, and when the need arose for industrial warehouse space of medium size, few developers were meeting the challenge. Iron Mountain Industrial Park sensed this need and captured 350 acres for such a purpose. The first sixty acres were set aside for buildings from 11,000 to 80,000 square feet in size. Aviron Computer Technologies approached the park for such a facility and this 56,100 SF building was developed for their purposes. Mountains and their slopes are typical landscape features of northern New Jersey. The Aviron buildings are built into the slopes, thus creating unique possibilities with all large buildings. The office projection is 3,000 square feet and the warehouse rear is 48,100 square feet; two volume space with dock loading at the rear for ten trucks. Project Responsibilities Project Architect Design Development, Contract Documents, Tenant Improvements Project Team - 4 Staff in addition to MEP, Structural and Civil Consultants Project Highlights Storage Floor, Rehabilitation and Reconfiguration Facility, Loading Docks Reception Area, Administrative Offices, Parking, Septic Systems, Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing Systems Structural Systems include structural steel frame and roof, CMU walls 56,100 SF - $3.8 Million

History Shortly after occupying their building, Aviron developed a need for an additional 60,000 square feet of storage for their inventory. This next project addresses this need and the buildings are to be connected with a Skyway Bridge. In order to meet the occupancy schedule, Tilt-up Concrete construction was employed. Although typical to the southwest, this is in essence foreign to the northern part of New Jersey on this small scale. Additionally, notice that some of the panels were designed for use as retaining walls below grade. This again is a different application of the tilt-up panel. The soil rises up to 14 feet at its highest and then the lot drops to 10 feet below the warehouse floor at its lowest point. The upper level windows enable a Mezzanine to be employed within the building which provides one-third additional floor space without compromising the area exit requirements. Structural thickness of the panels is 7-1/2" with lightweight aggregate used in the concrete. The exposed aggregate is native to the site as well as the sand. All colors are natural and all the concrete is the same. Project Responsibilities Project Architect Design Development, Contract Documents, Tenant Improvements Project Team - 4 Staff in addition to MEP, Structural and Civil Consultants Project Highlights Reception Area, Administrative Offices, Storage Floor, Rehabilitation and Reconfiguration Facility Loading Docks, Parking, Septic Systems, Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing Systems Structural Systems include structural steel roof, 8" concrete tilt-up walls 65,000 SF - $4.3 Million

History Owned by General Media of California, Garden State Papers has several paper recycling facilities along the east coast for the purpose of recycling newspaper for their many newspaper publishing facilities. Since landfills are closing yearly in New Jersey, the legislature has mandated recycling of paper, glass, metal and Plastics. Garden State needed a regional facility and the industrial park became a prime location for such a plant. To meet the occupancy schedule of the tenant, tilt-up concrete construction allowed the project to open in just five months. Project Responsibilities Project Architect Design Development, Contract Documents, Tenant Improvements Project Team - 4 Staff in addition to MEP, Structural and Civil Consultants Project Highlights Reception Area, Administrative Offices, Recycle and Collection Floor, Vehicle Scale, Loading Docks Parking, Septic Systems, Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing Systems Structural Systems include structural steel frame and roof, CMU walls Only two columns were used in the interior and steel joist girders gave clear spans of sixty feet in one direction and seventy feet in the other direction. In addition, a clear structure height of 24' was obtained. 20,000 SF - $1.7 Million

History As one of only five manufacturers nation wide making bulk nail polish and coatings, Gloss-Tex Industries began to see its business outgrow facilities in Newark, New Jersey. Their decision to move prompted new facilities in the industrial park. The front portion of the building contains offices and mechanical facilities on two floors of 1,400 square feet each. The rear of the building is the manufacturing area of the bulk coatings. The flashpoint range of the raw material is widespread - from very low to very high - thus creating a high hazard area. The metal panels seen on the sides of the rear of the building are explosion relief panels to comply with BOCA and NFPA requirements. Project Responsibilities Project Architect Design Development, Contract Documents, Tenant Improvements Project Team - 4 Staff in addition to MEP, Structural and Civil Consultants Project Highlights 3 Five-Thousand-Gallon Solvent Tanks and Overflow Pit, Explosion Relief Panels, Mechanical Exhaust System with Scrubbers Loading Docks, Reception Area, Administrative Offices, Parking, Septic Systems, Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing Systems Structural Systems include structural steel frame and roof, 8" tilt-up concrete walls 11,000 SF - $1.6 Million

High Service Pump Station Consultant to Multatech Engineering Developed concept modeling to help the City of Fort Worth Water Department understand the design and organization of the solution

History CRWS has one of the worst situations for high levels of H2S for several reasons: Septic condition of the incoming wastewater Level geography of the site Location of major structures on the site H2S attacks the HVAC systems resulting in frequent replacement and high costs Solution: Minimize installing HVAC equipment outdoors Locate HVAC equipment within the environment it is controlling Utilize water-cooled equipment, not air-cooled Select equipment with H2S corrosion-resistant properties Incorporate additional H2S scrubbing technology to remove H2S from indoor environments Project Responsibilities Project Manager and Architect of Record Construction Documents and Specifications Project Highlights Initial design for water-cooled process water supplying five nonprocess buildings converting from air-to-air systems to water-to-air systems with gasphase molecular air cleaning

Project Goals Ensure Infrastructure Stability Optimize Operations: control/lower cost per MG treated WW Reduce and control energy costs: energy cost per MG treated WW Project Highlights: Proposed Facility Improvement Measures (FIM) FIM 1 & 5: Aeration Basin Upgrades FIM 2: Waste Heat Recovery - New Technology Conversion Existing gas turbines generate more than 4 MW electricity per day (about 50% plant average demand) Most of heat created by existing gas turbines wasted to atmosphere Proposed WHR system captures 100% of waste heat from operating gas turbines and converts the hot exhaust to steam New steam powered turbines will be used to operate rebuilt blowers, allowing two 1000-hp electric motor blowers to be taken offline Conversion from electricity to steam is projected to save about 1.6 MW per day FIM 3a & 3b: Digester Improvements FIM 4: SCADA Replacement FIM 6: DEF Building Systems (lighting & HVAC modifications, power correction factor)

Tom Hines

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