Johnsonville Headquarters Expansion – Sheboygan Falls, WI

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The Johnsonville Sausage Global Headquarters addition is a two-story, 50,000 square-foot, addition connected to the existing Global Headquarters building by a 250’ skywalk. The lower floor is comprised of open offices, fitness areas, project and conference rooms, and various support spaces. The upper floor is comprised of expansive open offices with large volume areas capped with beam-and-plank ceilings, flexible training rooms, conference rooms, and private offices.  The direction IBC was provided was that everything possible was to be done to avoid running systems that would detract from the aesthetics and presence of the occupant experience. The solution was to utilize the lower level ceiling for the majority of the supply ductwork as it was provided a drop ceiling, use plenum return to minimize the amount of ductwork required and to accommodate lower level ceiling heights, and implement a hybrid of fan-powered and variable-air-volume terminal units associated with indoor modular air handlers. The combination of terminal units not only accommodated the feel of the space but reduced the size of the air handling units to minimize the footprint of mechanical rooms. While we want to fight for the space needed for the MEP systems, we understand the premium for every square foot of the building.  IBC Engineering Services, Inc., was the consulting engineer utilized for full MEP + FP and assistance for lighting design. Revit software was used as a means of enhanced system coordination with structure and reduced ceiling spaces capable of supporting the intended systems.

This project has been awarded:

· 2019 IES Illumination Awards – Merit Award (Milwaukee Section) – Karen Oranger, PE, LC – IBC Engineering Designer

The IES Illumination Awards program recognizes individuals for professionalism, ingenuity, and originality in lighting design based on the individual merit of each entry.  Judges are selected from a broad professional spectrum, representing knowledge of lighting and design excellence.  The judging system is entirely based on how well the lighting design meets the program criteria, however, it is not a competition.  2019 marks the 46th anniversary of the IES Lighting Awards program.

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