Koch Membrane System – Wilmington, MA
BWK was selected to complete extensive renovations to Koch Membrane Systems office and manufacturing facility. The 80,000SF facility houses critical machinery for the manufacturing process and required a substantial increase in the height of the building to integrate the installation of new equipment. The roof was raised an additional twelve feet to accommodate this requirement and a 15,000 SF four hour fire rated room was installed inside the existing foot print. The project involved the construction of double 12” masonry walls, new footings, structural slabs, reinforcement of the building structure and a complete upgrade of the mechanical systems. The existing office area was converted to warehouse space, a 3,000SF addition to the existing building was constructed as well as new loading docks with overhead doors. The new facility manufactures water desalinization filters for worldwide distribution.