Calwest Industrial Holdings, LLC
Real Tech, Inc.
Project DescriptionAerofit designs and manufactures high and low pressure hydraulic and fuel fittings and fitting systems for the aerospace, marine, nuclear and other mission critical industries. Anderson Architects teamed with Howard Building Corporation on this 70,000 square foot relocation and renovation project that encompasses 45,000 square feet of manufacturing, including a fully functional hydro-mechanical test facility, 5,000 square feet dedicated to inventory, packaging and shipping, and 20,000 square feet of new offices on two floors.
The 25 year-old panelized roof structure on the existing building required structural upgrades to support the additional load of new overhead electrical distribution and HVAC equipment. HBC aggressively value engineered a solution that would save Aerofit four weeks of construction time and over $200,000 in costs. HBC also lead the team in the logistical planning for the physical relocation of the hundreds of pieces of heavy equipment, coordinating Aerofit's vendors with HBC's prime subcontractors to insure quick resumption of plant production. HBC also helped obtain approvals from the municipality to operate the facility while UL certification of equipment was accomplished.