Cornerstone submitted preliminary budgets for the DocuTAP project based on schematic drawings, and we were selected to proceed to final price construction documents after lease agreements were executed. The subject property had been abandoned prior to construction and had been used as a railroad train exchange house to assemble and issue rail cars. In the mid-19th century, it was converted to a warehouse to preserve the building and avoid demolition. Because it was a triple net lease, Cornerstone was tasked with separating utilities and providing submetering. DocuTAP leased 35% of the building, which featured 25 ft high ceilings. New demising walls were constructed to define and separate their build-out from the remaining building, and 60% of the build was open-to- structure, exposed ceiling. New 480V, 600 amp electrical service was brought in and stepped down to 208V service. A new women’s restroom was added in the common area along with a new shower in the exercise room.
The floor plan consisted of open collaboration space and a breakroom with exposed structure ceilings, while the conference rooms and offices were acoustical ceilings. Existing rooftop HVAC units were fitted with all new ductwork and grills. Notable features included a Herculite storefront, high bay LED lighting at exposed structure, and custom stained doors to match the laminate sample. Construction challenges included phasing construction to manage multiple trades while operating five lifts onsite, meeting a fixed move-in deadline, and completing the new electrical submetering. Cornerstone exceeded the construction schedule, finishing the project four days before the scheduled move-in date. Our final pricing also came in under budget, allowing the tenant to accept multiple alternates and achieve their desired finished product.