Facility Capacity Upgrades and Improvements

Glass Client

  • $35 million facility upgrade and improvements
  • One-of-a-kind equipment installation and integration
  • Laser scanning and advanced use of 3D BIM

Midwest USA

150,000 SF

Through the use of reality capture and advanced 3D modeling, SSOE was able to return $1.8 million in project savings to the client.

This global glass manufacturer called upon SSOE to assist with a capacity increase and process improvements at one of its production facilities. Because the project required integration of new equipment into an existing facility, the design team used laser scanning to capture an accurate representation of the space. An added layer of complexity came from the new equipment, which was a one-of-a-kind system. SSOE and the client worked collaboratively to ensure it would meet the desired outcome. The use of advanced 3D technology and laser scanning provided the client with the opportunity to see the proposed facility layout in a virtual environment before moving into the construction phase.

The unique equipment integration brought significant challenges for the design team that required a high degree of flexibility and agility to mitigate rapid changes. Through close collaboration and coordination, the SSOE team delivered a successful project, providing mechanical, electrical, controls, structural, architectural, and environmental design services. In addition to design services, the SSOE team played the role of equipment integrator, assisting with equipment design, commissioning, and start-up.

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