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Real Estate Journal — Green Buildings — May 25 - June 7, 2018 — 23B
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Building materials from demolition site repurposed Upcycling in Newtown Square: IMC Construction Completes Equus Headquarters P take the wood-framed building apart carefully and salvage the pieces we wanted.”
able features include daylight- ing controls with automatic shades, occupancy lighting sensors and high-performing building systems. The design and construction team for the Equus Headquar- ters included general contrac- tor IMC Construction; archi- tect and interior designer D2 Groups ; sustainability archi- tect Sheward Partnership ; MEP engineers Bala Consult- ing Engineers ; and struc- tural engineers O’Donnell Naccarato . Other IMC Construction projects for Equus include the new 138-room Hilton Garden Inn, also in Ellis Preserve and the $85 million renovation of the Vanity Fair Outlet Center, currently under construction. IMC Construction is an award-winning professional construction firm based in Malvern. IMC Construction provides comprehensive con-
struction management, gener- al contracting, and consulting services tailored to the needs of diverse national clients. IMC has extensive experience in the corporate, education, health- care, retail, institutional, and multi-family market sectors, and is an active member of the Citadel National Con- struction Group, an alliance of seven construction-related companies with operations in 19 cities. The group serves national clients by providing value through consistency and standardized services. IMC has been named a national Top 50 Green Builder and a Top 400 National Contractor by Engineering News Record; a Philadelphia Business Journal Best Place to Work and Com- munity Impact Award recipi- ent; and a Top 25 Construction Firm and Top 10 National Retail Contractor by Shopping Center World.
hiladelphia, PA — IMC Construction , a nationally-recognized, full-service construction com- pany, has completed the new corporate headquarters for Equus Capital Partners , one of the nation's leading private equity fund real estate man- agers. The 42,000 s/f building at Ellis Preserve in Newtown Square is targeted for LEED Gold certification and contains 36,000 square feet of reclaimed wood. Creativity, resourceful- ness and good timing resulted in cost savings for the client and kept building materials out of the landfill. “Equus wanted to create a headquarters building that recalled a Chester County barn,” said Ted Jeffries , cor- porate project director at IMC Construction. “At the time, we were about to start demoli- tion on another Equus prop- erty and we suggested that PANAMA CITY, PANA- MA — Ware Malcomb , an award-winning international design firm announced that the new Banistmo, S.A. bank branch located in the Costa del Este Financial Park in Panama City, Panama has been awarded LEED Gold Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council for its many sustainable design features. Ware Malcomb pro- vided interior architecture and design services for the project. This is the fourth location Ware Malcomb has designed for Banistmo, one of the larg- est banks in Panama and Cen- tral America. Ware Malcomb has extensive experience in the financial services indus- try, completing hundreds of retail banking and other projects throughout the U.S. and the Americas for clients including Citi and Experian. “We are pleased to work with Banistmo to ensure its retail branches are designed
“The one thing we rarely have in construction is time. Everybody’s always in a rush to tear it down and build the next one. With this project, we were able to take the time to do it right.” Nearly all of the lumber needed for the new Equus Headquarters was provided from the demolition at the Vanity Fair Outlet Center renovation site in Reading. Materials salvaged include repurposed wood subflooring milled into roof decking and wood flooring planks, timber treads for stairways, wood beams that became conference and lunch room tables, sliding- track barn doors, exterior windows became inter-office screens, and millwork cabinets reused for storage in the new building. Additional sustain-
we salvage the wood from one project and use it as reclaimed and recycled product in their headquarters. So, we gave the demolition contractors a list of the materials we needed to reuse from the old building. Because they had a long lead time, the demolition crew could RVOIII Photography Equus Capital Partners HQ
Ware Malcomb announces Banistmo Bank project in Panama City achieves Leed Gold Certification
Banistmo in Panama
Banistmo interior in Panama
and built to the LEED pro- gram’s high standards for sustainability,” Manuel Cu- billa, regional manager of Panama for Ware Malcomb. “This commitment to high quality design demonstrates Banistmo’s commitment to its employees, its customers, and the environment.” Located on the ground floor of the Costa del Este Financial Park Tower on Blvd. Costa del
Este, the 616 square meter (6,633 s/f) Banistmo bank branch features a modern design using porcelain, glass and granite finishes, as well as color block accents to tie in the brand and company’s logo. In achieving LEEDGold Cer- tification, the project includes many sustainable design fea- tures, such as: energy efficient lighting and lighting control systems with occupancy sen-
sors; energy efficient HVAC and other equipment; water- saving fixtures; and the use of materials with recycled con- tent. The quality of the inter- nal environment was also en- hanced with a fresh air intake system and the use of low-VOC paints, adhesives and floor coverings. In addition, a waste management and recycling plan was implemented during the construction process.
The General Contractor for the project was RECOMSA . Established in 1972, Ware Malcomb is an international design firm providing plan- ning, architecture, interior design, branding and civil en- gineering services to commer- cial real estate and corporate clients. With 22 office loca- tions throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and Panama.
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