The expansion and renovations to the Columbus plant was the second phase in re-automating the fountain distribution system for this Atlanta based beverage manufacturer. Having completed the Atlanta expansion, establishing redundancy in the supply chain became the logical next step. The requirements of the new process line, packaging systems and process flow equipment all pulled forward from Atlanta to Columbus as 186,000 square feet of new building footprint was planned and designed. The need to incorporate an automated storage and recovery system on the distribution end of the process was also brought forward to the Columbus layout.
CWS continued to work closely with Owner representatives and engineers from around the world assuring the highest quality of design, assembly and implementation. The project implemented a sustainability design basis intended to achieve the same water savings that were recognized in Atlanta. Working in tandem with a Construction Manager we were once again able to maintain and monitor construction costs.
The technical nature of these projects has required a great deal of CAD software management. Working with many firms using several CAD packages has meant utilizing Navisworks to merge each package into one common platform. This in turn accommodated collision detection and utility space allotment during the deign process setting up understood paths during construction avoiding conflict and speeding up the installation process.