New plants, additions, and major remodels often involve modernization and upgrades of manufacturing and package processing equipment, expansion, and growth.
These highly specialized pieces of equipment usually require specific spacing as well as layout and process flow. They include layouts from:
These layouts need to be integrated into the new plans and spaces for fitment. We also review and integrate power, ventilation, and fire protection requirements. These layouts are often proprietary and involve trade secrets that need to be maintained and genericized for plan review documents.
While every project is unique, we draw from our extensive experience to solve conceptual design and programming problems. We rely on proven products but have no fear searching for new and unconventional products and techniques to guarantee a tested and viable assembly.
Our goal is to make the design meet your needs through process and plan integration.
Whenever sophisticated equipment or processes are involved, we work with a process engineer to ensure the equipment will be laid out correctly. This could be in an industrial setting or in a government agency such as a post office where mail will be processed.
Services Provided: Site selection, site plan review, acquisition assistance, fitment and schematic plans, fast track build out, new site selection and planning, complete construction documents, restoration sequence and drawings, stabilization and mothballing services.
The Challenge: The existing facilities were burned down and out of commission. The USPS needed temporary facilities in the general area to continue local mail delivery and customer services.
The Solution: We worked with the USPS and the city of Minneapolis to utilize the city owned former KMART building for temporary facilities. The building demolition was delayed by the city to accommodate operations until new facilities could be rebuilt. During this process new sites and reuse of existing locations and facilities were reviewed. New construction documents were in progress to accommodate the future construction including city reviews.
The Adkins Association Inc. has the wisdom and experience clients have counted on since 1958.