SSOE has a long and successful project history with BMW, including initial architectural / engineering services for previous expansions at BMW’s Spartanburg assembly plant. Because we also have extensive experience designing training and technical centers for automotive clients, BMW selected SSOE to provide design services for their new Southern Regional Technical Training Center. Our expertise in this area has proven invaluable throughout the design and construction phases of this project.
The new technical training center includes five training units, each consisting of a practical workshop and a theory classroom. SSOE worked closely with BMW to design the new facility to their unique specifications, which includes automotive equipment, furniture, ICS equipment, data network, and IT cabling routing and requirements. Additionally, design for all necessary special structural supports required for mounting of automotive equipment was included.
SSOE’s electrical engineers completed the lighting, power, emergency generation systems, fire alarm, security systems, network racks, patch panels, and cable for telephone / data networks. Parking layout, civil engineering, and landscape design also included the design of carports to utilize BMW-provided solar panels. SSOE’s structural engineers completed the design of the foundations (including soils and sub-slab specifications) and our Data / Fire / Security design team performed audio visual system design for the classrooms and public address systems.
SSOE also provided architectural, interior design, mechanical, and cost estimating services. Our partner, Alliance Consulting Engineers, provided civil engineering and landscape architecture services.