Huntington, NY – Stalco International Group, an affiliate of New York City and Islandia, NY-based Stalco Construction, Inc., has completed construction of the 12,000-square-foot Florence Building Materials’ warehousing facility in Huntington, NY. Stalco, an Authorized VarcoPruden Builder, designed and engineered the structure in collaboration with Baldassano Architecture, based on Varco Pruden’s (VP) highly customizable pre-engineered building system. Stalco served as the pre-engineered building design/builder, while Baldassano was the architect and foundation and MEP (mechanical/electrical/plumbing) engineer.
“This $950,000 project demonstrates the benefits of custom engineered structures provided by Varco Pruden,” said Stalco Principal Kevin G. Harney. “Employing the VP system reduced the design and construction time by 50% in comparison to the traditional process. In addition, the total building cost was approximately 20% lower than that of a similar building constructed in a conventional system.”
Founded in 1946 as a small roofing and siding distributor, Florence has evolved into a full-line building material supplier with four warehouse locations and two showrooms. The firm’s trading area stretches from New York City to the twin forks of Eastern Long Island. Florence maintains a fleet of vehicles with the capability of shipping any product to any required job location, including roof top delivery.
“Varco Pruden’s sophisticated, proprietary design software – VP Commandâ – allows for review of multiple design and pricing alternatives within minutes or hours, a process that traditionally takes days or weeks,” explained Stalco International Group’s pre-engineered building designer and Chief Estimator Scott Pavick. “The ability to immediately review various engineering alternatives allowed the owner and the design team to expeditiously select the most economically and functionally viable option and proceed with fabrication and construction shortly after.”
Located at 1647 East Jericho Turnpike in Huntington, NY, the project encompassed demolition of a section of a pre-existing building and construction of a new foundation system and warehouse building structure. Stalco installed all mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems as well as materials storage equipment. The building’s foundation features a continuous foundation wall, six-inch slab on grade concrete floor, and concrete piers that support main structural frame elements. The site work encompassed construction of four, 11-foot-deep, 10-foot-diameter, concrete storm water run-off pools.
The new, one-story facility is connected to two pre-existing buildings, an office structure and another storage building. The new warehouse features a rigid frame structural system, standing seam metal roof and green Varco Pruden corrugated metal wall panels. On the front, street-facing façade, Stalco installed sand-colored, flat Varco Pruden TextureClad embossed metal wall panels designed to emulate stucco finish.
The building features 12 Baylight combination unit 4’x8’ prismatic skylights, which provide the interiors with daylight infiltration that exceeds the requirements of the Town of Huntington’s building code.
“The project presented the team with several unusual challenges,” recalled Stalco’s Project Manager Joseph Solloch. “The new warehouse occupies the same location and footprint as the demolished building. The structure was erected between two adjacent buildings and connects to the office building, which required very detailed logistical, staging and engineering planning.” At the area of connection between the buildings, the team removed a section of the office building’s exterior CMU wall and replaced it with a structural steel system that connects with ties to the warehouse’s structure. The connection features expansion joints.
Stalco Construction, Inc.
Headquartered in Islandia, NY, with a regional office in New York City, Stalco Construction, Inc. is a full-service general contracting and construction management firm active in the Greater New York area and on Long Island. In 2011, Building Design & Construction magazine ranked Stalco as the 75th largest general contractor in the United States. ENR NY magazine ranks the firm as the 22nd largest general contractor in the NY/NJ/CT Tri-state area.
Established in 1992, the firm builds commercial and institutional facilities for office, retail, educational, healthcare, governmental, cultural, and religious clients. Stalco’s personnel include professional engineers, architects, project managers, superintendents, and support staff. The value of the firm’s on-going ground-up, interior, and capital improvement projects exceeds $90 million.
Stalco’s affiliate, Stalco International Group, designs and erects custom engineered buildings for developers and architects of commercial, office, institutional, public, worship and industrial structures. Stalco works in a partnership with Varco Pruden Buildings, a division of BlueScope Buildings North America, a world leader of the pre-engineered buildings industry.
Stalco’s current and recent work includes the $8.4-million, LEED Platinum-targeted Battery Park City Community Center and the $15-million restoration of the landmark Pier A, which aims at LEED Silver certification, both in Manhattan; the $24-million exterior renovation and sound abatement program at the Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology in Queens, NY; the $19-million, 30,000-square-foot new Elmhurst Community Library in Queens, NY, which targets LEED Silver rating; the $5.2-million Emergency Department expansion and renovation at the Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center in the Bronx; the $1.4-million Home Fair store at the Atlas Park Mall in Queens NY; the Ultra Diamonds jewelry store in Riverhead, NY; the $11.3-million renovation of the landmark Erasmus Hall High School in Brooklyn, NY; the on-call Construction Management contract for the 778,000-square foot CA, Inc. Global Headquarters in Islandia, NY; the $1.2-million Dental Hygiene Laboratory and Knapp Hall at SUNY College in Farmingdale, NY; the $30-million expansion and renovation program for the Three Village Central School District in Suffolk County; The $2.5-million Hicksville Fire Department Station 2 in Hicksville, NY; and the $2.7-million Holy Sepulchre Cemetery Administrative Building in Coram, NY.