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Sikorsky Aircraft

Project Info

Name: Customer Fulfillment Center

Client: Sikorsky Aircraft

Location: Big Flats, New York

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Project Summary

The entire interior of the existing warplane museum was gutted  to the structural steel and renovated into 30,000 square feet of new offices & administration and 7,000 square feet of manufacturing space.  Some of the finishes include custom cherry hardwood paneling on the walls, cherry molding, and cherry wood doors. The existing display hangar was gutted and renovated into a 30,000 square-foot aircraft assembly hangar with a foam fire suppression and collection system to allow for the maintenance and storage of fueled aircraft.

 

The existing 30,000 square-foot Sikorsky customer delivery center was gutted and turned into a small delivery hangar with administration offices and customer suites for housing clients during their time at the company.  The entire building had to be structurally reinforced to meet current code.  This hangar also has a foam fire suppression system.  The customer suites include matching custom cherry hardwood paneling on the walls, cherry molding, and cherry wood doors along with leather furniture and many amenities.  There is also 2,000 square feet of patio space for the customer suites with multi-colored pressed brick pavers, brick walls & piers with cast stone caps, and privacy fencing.

 

A new 1,600 square-foot fire pump house was built to house the components of the foam fire suppression system. Welliver self-performed all concrete and carpentry work, including installing all the custom wood panels, trim, and doors.

 

All contractors were required to register and undergo a thorough audit of their safety program through PICS, a third party safety monitoring company. In addition to OSHA and Welliver standards, all contractors were educated on and required to follow all of UTC’s and Sikorsky’s non-OSHA safety standards.

 

A lot of the challenges on the project centered around the unknown conditions that arise when working in an existing facility.  The fast track construction schedule was another difficult challenge.  The main building and main hangar, which were 70,000 square feet, had to be demolished in only four weeks.  Once the construction contract was awarded, the Welliver project management team had three months and two weeks to build out the entire facility and complete the renovation.  Some of the biggest difficulties included getting all the custom finishes selected, approved, and received in time to meet the schedule.

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Welliver self-performed all concrete and carpentry work, including installing all the custom wood panels, trim and doors.

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