Draexlmaier Automotive of America turned to long-term partner Context Design Group for design of the new Production expansion area with a new Security office & Training area. Draexlmaier had an extremely tight schedule in order to meet production agreements, and CDG performed the facility design, bidding, and contract administration services (including a 6-week 100% Construction Document deadline) within this time-frame.
CDG managed a design team in providing a flexible Production area that can accommodate multiple Owner processes, similar to previous projects at the Plant. An 18” floor slab, ESFR fire suppression system, air/water/gas pipe rack loops, and power cable tray systems throughout the expansion are some aspects providing this flexibility for multiple uses of the space with minimal re-work necessary. The Production area includes a 10,000 SF mezzanine clear-spanning the truck dock area allowing for staging and sequencing of material efficiently at their logistic center.
Aligning with the existing truck entry point on the site, a new Security office anchors this new expansion. CDG coordinated with the Owner’s multiple stakeholders in order to produce a layout to centralize the facility’s security functions. This Office area also includes a medical clinic for employees, new locker room space, as well as meeting space for multiple uses.