Keyence Corporation – Folding Partitions Support Steel
Executive Construction collaborated with key trade partners to solve logistical challenges, thus saving time and money.
The installation of support steel for folding partitions posed a unique challenge during the buildout of Keyence Corporation’s new tenant space because the partitions could not be centered on the existing columns. Working in a concrete building, coordination was difficult due to height constraints, and the structural attachment details required for this application. Additionally, proper installation of duct work and other MEP components would be hindered as a result of the positioning of the proposed steel supports.
Executive Construction collaborated closely with the HVAC and structural steel trade contractors to provide the design team with several options to both connect and span the steel, yet still allow for HVAC and other MEP trades to pass through. To streamline this process, a recommendation was made to laser scan all potential connection points on the concrete for interior rebar ahead of time, in case any proposed location presented a conflict for anchoring.
On average, the duct work in the general office areas was required to meet an exhaust ventilation rate of 1-1.5 cubic foot per minute (CFM) per square foot. Whereas, conference center areas needed 1.5-2.2 CFM of air per square foot, requiring larger duct work. The team strategically chose the size and placement of the steel in order to better navigate the MEP components around each area of install. In some instances, HVAC fan powered boxes (FPB) or variable air volume (VAV) boxes were relocated to ensure the proper CFM rates were achieved.
Thanks to the collaboration by the team, the MEP systems, folding partitions, and ceiling heights were installed as programmed.
Steel Support Beams with MEP Systems Installed