June 14, 2010

Project Highlight: UC Davis Wine & Beer Laboratory by KPW Structural Engineers

Ideate is proud to work with KPW, Structural Engineer of Record for the new state-of-the-art Research and Teaching Winery, Brewery, and Food Service Laboratory University of California, Davis.

KPW, teaming with BN Builders and Flad Architects, worked closely with the University to deliver the $16M, Design-Build laboratory and teaching facility. The new facility will be used for scientific research, student training, and industry collaboration. This 34,000-square-foot building will house a food processing pilot plant, a dairy processing facility, pilot brewery, and a platform for experimentation in wine processing. From the start, REVIT was used as the BIM platform to assure full coordination between structural, architectural, mechanical and the complex process system requirements prior to the start of construction. KPW's innovative approach to structural efficiency virtually eliminated field welding and provided 60 ft. clear spans throughout the structure. This will be the first LEED Platinum Winery, the first LEED Platinum Brewery, and the third LEED Platinum project for the UC system.

A recent edition of the UC Davis Spotlight described the project features.

Join John Westphal, Structural Engineer, SE, LEED AP, KPW on Thursday, June 17 for a tour of the facility. Click here for details and registration information.