Woolpert Providing Design, Construction Support to Clopay Expansion

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The Dayton AEG firm also helped navigate building code considerations for the garage door manufacturing and distributing company.

Woolpert is providing preliminary design, construction support, land consolidation and bridging documents for Clopay Building Products' expansion of its Troy facility.

Woolpert architects were able to present a case to the Ohio Board of Building Appeals to allow for increased travel distances that made the expansion of the Troy facility more viable and less disruptive to build without sacrificing safety standards.

Woolpert has been contracted to provide preliminary design, construction support, land consolidation and bridging documents for the expansion of Clopay Building Products, it was announced today.

Clopay, a garage door manufacturing and distributing company, announced the expansion of its Troy facility in October. According to Clopay, this expansion includes improvements and the addition of 200,000 square feet to the firm’s existing million-square-foot building.

Woolpert—an architecture, engineering and geospatial (AEG) firm headquartered in Dayton—also assisted Clopay in the navigation of building code considerations.

“On behalf of Clopay, Woolpert architects were able to present a case to the Ohio Board of Building Appeals to allow for increased travel distances that made the expansion of the Troy facility more viable and less disruptive to build without sacrificing safety standards,” said James Dobrozsi, Woolpert project manager.

Clopay is headquartered in Mason, Ohio, and employs more than 900 people in the state. The company reported that this expansion will allow for more than 200 new jobs at the Troy site by 2019.

Clopay has worked with Woolpert for close to a decade on multiple projects.

Raul Villarreal, Clopay’s director of project engineering, said, “We have a good relationship with Woolpert; they are a great professional resource.”

This expansion project is expected to be completed by mid-2016.

About Woolpert
Woolpert is a national architecture, engineering and geospatial (AEG) firm that delivers value to clients by strategically blending engineering excellence with leading-edge technology and geospatial applications. With a dynamic R&D department, Woolpert works with inventive business partners like Google; operates a fleet of planes, sensors and unmanned aerial systems (UAS); and continually pushes industry boundaries by working with advanced water technologies, asset management, Building Information Modeling (BIM) and sustainable design. Woolpert’s mission is to help its clients progress—and become more progressive. For over 100 years and with more than 25 offices across the United States, Woolpert serves the needs of federal, state and local governments; private and public companies and universities; energy and transportation departments; and the United States Armed Forces. For more information, visit woolpert.com or call 937-531-1258.

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