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Mercedes-Benz USA

U.S. HEADQUARTERS CAFETERIA RENOVATION

 

  • Project Overview
  • Project Details

LOCATION:
Montvale, NJ

COMPLETED:
February 2009

TOTAL SQUARE FOOTAGE:
10,000 sq. ft.

PROJECT SERVICES:
Construction Management

Torcon has completed a series of interior renovations and facility evaluations at the Mercedes-Benz North American headquarters in Montvale. Initially, Torcon was Construction Manager for the fast-track renovation of the company’s dining facility. All work was completed within the occupied building on an accelerated 19-week schedule to meet the client’s needs.

Torcon provided preconstruction phase CM services in support of the fast track project from schematic design onward. In addition to tight cost control, a key component of the preconstruction effort was development of a detailed construction schedule to limit temporary facility costs and to manage upper management expectations for the time required to complete the project.

Torcon’s work scope began with demolition of all interior construction including block partition walls in the kitchen. The design called for a completely new layout, which required saw-cutting of the concrete slab to relocate under-slab plumbing lines and floor drains. A 2” concrete floor topping was also added.

The project delivered a new kitchen, servery and dining facility that met Mercedes-Benz’s corporate design standards. Torcon also added a full-featured conference room to the dining area, with a concealed partition system to create two separate meeting rooms. To further expand dining options, an innovative glass “garage” door system was installed to allow open access to the patio during periods of nice weather.

This facility is home to more than 700 Mercedes-Benz employees, including the U.S. executive staff. Torcon’s construction operations were modified to address the client’s desire for a normal work environment. Despite the aggressive schedule, all disruptive activities—those that produced dust, noise and/or odors—were completed during off-hours. In fact, the project generally utilized 10-hour work shifts plus 8 hours on Saturdays. An elaborate system of floor coverings and trash removal was also employed in an effort to make the construction operations invisible to the Mercedes-Benz staff when they arrived for work the next day.

Upon completion of the dining facility, Torcon continued its work with Mercedes-Benz, both on HQ building renovations and on projects in other states. Our most recent experience includes facility upgrades in New Jersey, Illinois, California, Florida and Texas.