TFMoran provided structural engineering design and construction administration services for a new 26,000sf addition to the corporate headquarters of Bio-Techne Corporation located at 7 Jackson Road, Devens, MA. The addition of the new single story addition provides a combination of manufacturing and warehouse space for the life sciences company. TFMoran worked with project architect Maugel Architects and construction manager Connolly Brothers to provide new space broken into three areas: an extended shipping area, storage and warehouse, and manufacturing. Two new interior mezzanines were provided, one each in the warehouse and manufacturing areas respectively. Existing gas and fiber-optic utilities within the construction footprint required a custom foundation to allow for continuous operation of the utilities during construction.
The main structure was constructed with a combination of exterior wall types including cold formed steel studs with masonry veneer, and insulated metal panel exterior. The addition is constructed with a structural steel frame. Lateral systems consist of HSS steel chevron braces. Both mezzanines are constructed of concrete on composite steel deck supported by open web steel joists. The warehouse mezzanine is supported by load bearing concrete masonry shear walls. The manufacturing mezzanine is supported by structural steel moment frames.