Carlisle Construction Materials

Research & Innovation Center

Carlisle Borough, Cumberland County, PA

  • 100+ acre site
  • 42,000 SF building footprint
  • Zoned: I1 - General Industrial

Carlisle Construction Materials (CCM) once again engaged SDC to assist with the design and permitting of a new Research and Innovation Center on their over 100 acre Carlisle campus. CCM originally planned for extensive renovations to their existing center, but as estimated costs grew, the Client ultimately decided to replace the outdated building.

The project included the design and permitting of the two-story, 42,000 s.f. footprint building, parking facilities for 120 cars and 40 tractor trailers, two loading / service areas on the north side of the facility, stormwater facilities, landscaping, and other associated improvements.

SDC designed the new facility to fit within the constraints of existing buildings on the nearly built out campus, while also designing parking to accommodate previously displaced parking areas from other recent construction.

CCM’s campus is underlain by Karst topography, which can make stormwater design and site excavation challenging. SDC coordinated with the project’s geotechnical engineer to complete a thorough investigation of the site in order to design accommodations for the challenging soil conditions. Subsurface stormwater management beds with impermeable liners were designed to carefully manage runoff rates and reduce the risk of sinkholes. An existing stormwater management basin in an open area of the Site was retrofitted to meet volume and infiltration requirements.

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