TFMoran provided structural engineering design and construction administration services for NewCorr Packaging, Inc., located in Northborough, Massachusetts. This project entailed a new 40,000sf warehouse addition as well as renovations to the front entry, lobby, restrooms, and office area.
Challenged with a tight and steep building site, TFMoran worked with the architect Maugel Architects of Harvard, MA and civil engineers to maximize the addition footprint and provide additional truck loading docks and expand the existing rail loading dock to meet their daily volume.
The addition was constructed with an insulated metal panel exterior and a structural steel frame. Lateral systems consist of HSS steel chevron brace frames. The interior clear height is 28 feet to maximize storage for the large paper rolls used in the packaging process. Angled loading docks at the ground floor level were added and an existing interior rail loading dock was expanded for additional shipping and delivery capacity.
High humidity levels generated by the manufacturing process were a major design concern. To meet the challenge, TFMoran worked closely with architect and mechanical engineers to design reinforcing of the existing roof to support new roof mounted dehumidifiers and other equipment.