Chandlee and Sons Construction Company signed a contract on June 15, 2018 with Mr. James Cooke representing Chemence, Inc., for the design and build-out of a manufacturing laboratory and the remodel of an existing conference room into a break room in their Alpharetta, Georgia facilities.
The first phase of the work involved cosmetically remodeling an existing conference room into an employee breakroom. This work will be performed while the design for the new manufacturing laboratory is created. Chandlee and Sons Construction is providing a Base Permit Set of Plans for a 20-foot by 25-foot laboratory.
Carey Hughes is the Senior Project Manager for this commercial construction project. Jax Custom Countertop and Cabinets is a subcontractor on this project. Once the design and plans are approved a second floor will be constructed above the breakroom and an existing lab will be relocated to this new space.
The plans for the breakroom include vending machines, a fountain and coffee machine, space for three microwaves, two refrigerators, a double sink, and five tables to seat four people each. Steel stairs will be constructed outside the breakroom to access the new lab above.
The new laboratory will have several sets of cabinets, a 1,800 pound Merigraft, and a center island – this new space will connect by a door to an existing office also on the second floor.
The scope of the work on the breakroom included demolishing a wall, construction another wall, painting walls and doors, and installing two electrical lay-in fixtures and two outlets.
By late August the work on the office conversion into a breakroom was complete and the crew had begun work on the new laboratory.
The crews had the dry wall, acoustical ceiling tiles and plumbing work completed by the end of the third week of September and the cabinets will be installed as soon as they arrive.
The drywall was painted, and the crew was installing the flooring as of October 24. The client approved the cabinets and countertops with a fume hood. Unfortunately, there is two-week lead time on these materials. The fume hood will be installed as soon as it arrives on site. We will then schedule the final inspection. After the inspection we can present the Certificate of Occupancy.
The cabinets and countertops arrived and were installed on October 30. Concrete work and hanging of drywall is almost finished, and light fixtures are scheduled to be installed in three days. Progressing toward finals and CO.
Before the Certificate of Occupancy was issued, a team member visited the jobsite for an inspection. As the break room was still full of boxes no photos were taken that day. She was unable to take finish photos as the break room was still full of boxes. Additional staff members have visited the site for photos – still unable to secure them. Note: Chandlee and Sons also did a small office remodel project at their Technology Drive location – it is not pictured below.
The Research and Development, Sales, and Manufacturing office for Chemence, Inc., is at 185 Bluegrass Valley Parkway and their medical facility is at 200 Technology Drive. They have a location in Dalton, Georgia; two locations in the United Kingdom; three locations in Spain; and one location each in France, Germany and Malaysia. This company’s field of expertise is the polymerization of liquids into solids. Their United States web address is www.chemence-us.com.