MEC² Offices & Warehouse
Renovation of a 42,000 square foot vacant warehouse building in Catonsville, Maryland for use as a new warehouse, athletic training center & office facility for Mechanical Engineering & Construction Corporation (MEC²). Awarded NAIOP-MD’s “Best Industrial Rehab” project for 2014.
Objectives / Challenges:
Years of neglect and damage were apparent on the exterior and interior of this old vacant warehouse building. Significant grade differences from the street level to the back of the site and the proposed addition were also a challenge.
Selective demolition was required to provide ADA compliant at grade access for the offices and indoor training facility. Upgrades to the roof and the exterior envelope were necessary to repair damage, fix deferred maintenance items and reimage the building per the owner’s requirements. New windows, exterior wall insulation, high roof insulation value and highly efficient HVAC systems result in very low energy usage throughout the complex.