South Pittsburg, TN
Sequachee Valley Electric Cooperative faced a major challenge: how could they make a limited $4.5 million budget stretch to renovate their 1990’s vintage offices and construct a replacement warehouse with truck bays; how to start building as soon as possible to beat winter; and how to not disrupt customer service in the process. SVEC retained CT Consultants to provide a cost-effective solution with architecture/engineering design and Construction Management Advisor services to deliver the project.
The resulting 41,000 sf building was fast-tracked with the Phase 1 foundations, metal building, and site preparation starting construction in the Fall of 2014, while the rest of the design was being completed. The office building was renovated and increased in size with a corporate office, lobby and customer service additions. The new Operations wing houses offices, locker rooms, warehouse and truck bays. In addition, it includes a case-hardened tornado resistant structure to house their control room and data center.