Portfolio - Code Consulting
COLUMBUS CONVENTION CENTER
Client: Columbus Convention Authority
Description: Oregon Group and Lorenz & Williams were part of a design team led by the Columbus based architectural firm of Richard Trott and Partners in conjunction with Peter Eisenman for the new $65 million convention center. This noteworthy assignment has been honored by numerous professional organizations. Lorenz & Williams provided all support engineering for the project. Oregon Group Architects served as code consultant. As a result of our code consulting services, significant construction cost savings were realized.
ODPS / ODOT HILLTOP FACILITY
Client: State of Ohio
Description: As part of the design team, Oregon Group Architects was responsible for the Code compliance for these two, five story, 1,000,000 square foot buildings. Valued at $110,000,000.00 these structures terrace down a hillside just west of the Columbus urban core and overlooking I-70. Fast tracked, each package was designed and bid prior to the completion of the overall building design. Oregon Group worked closely with both the architects and engineers to meet all the Ohio Building Code requirements. This included establishing use groups, fire classifications, occupancy loads and carefully monitoring travel distances, exiting and interior finishes. A tunnel connecting the two building, open terraces, and atrium spaces were design features of the building.
MONTGOMERY COUNTY BUILDING REGULATIONS
Client: Montgomery County
Description: For eight years Montgomery County contracted with Oregon Group Architects to do building plan review for building permits in Montgomery County. Drawings for all structures to be developed were reviewed for compliance with the O.B.B.C. or C.A.B.O. codes. Zoning, flood plain, airport overlay zoning and water retention design were also the responsibility of the firm. Kyle Zepernick was a Class II Plans Examiner with the City of Dayton and currently maintains his certification. The firm acts as backup plans examiner for several counties and municipalities. Oregon Group has also been a code consultant on several design teams and been retained by Federated Department Stores and Miami Valley Hospital for ongoing code consulting work. A thorough understanding of the building code and it’s liberal interpretation can save owners significant construction dollars. Reviews during the early design stages are critical to correct building and construction classification and establishing the most advantageous approach to code application. Oregon Group’s code expertise can be an invaluable asset to design teams and building owners alike.
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