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FABCO New Buildings & Additions

Eau Claire, WI


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Owner: FABCO Equipment Inc. (Now Fabick Cat)
Size: 52,000 SF
Completion: February 2014
Architect / Engineer: Gries Architectural Group

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Project Description:

Implementing best practices from other FABCO centers, and integrating key FABCO drivers and product features into the building design were key goals of this project: construction of a new Operations Center (equipment service, parts, office functions, training, and retail spaces) and a Utility Building housing support functions (wash bay, fabrication, and cylinder machining). This design serves as a prototype for future facility upgrades for FABCO.

The team used Building Information Modeling (BIM) extensively to visualize concepts, validate pricing, coordinate systems, and streamline the construction process. The team incorporated a variety of creative ideas to make this a hallmark facility for FABCO including:

  • CAT equipment-inspired columns at the main entrance
  • Branded wall graphics, artwork, flooring, and painted elements
  • Use of industry-related products (polished concrete, exposed steel, and industrial styled lighting)
  • Waste-oil heating to allow for on-site use of waste oil

By optimizing the layout, building materials and systems, the final project costs were reduced by 25%, illustrating how integrated project delivery and extensive pre-construction services can benefit our clients.