Case Study

Duxbury School District, Duxbury, MA

440
Sq. Ft.
2014
Non-profit
Storage Mezzanine

Specification

Challenge

Dimeo Construction, in conjunction with Mount Vernon Group Architects, was tasked with designing and constructing a new co-located middle and high school for Duxbury School District in Massachusetts. They designed a state of the art 322,000 square foot building to hold the new schools and reorganized and developed the surrounding area to accommodate the athletic fields and additional parking spaces needed to service the new co-located schools.

As part of this project, they were asked to provide a pre-engineered storage platform for the Performing Arts Center loading/storage room. To assist them with this aspect of the project, Dimeo turned to The Mezzanine Company.

We were tasked with providing a mezzanine for the Performing Art Center storage room to provide additional space for storing props, costumes, set pieces, etc. When working on the design of the mezzanine, since the room also had a dual function as a loading bay, we needed to make sure we did not interrupt the flow below.

In addition, the room had several small storage rooms that we had to work our mezzanine columns around.

Solution

Throughout this project, we worked very closely with Dimeo Construction and Mount Vernon Group to provide the exact system to fit their needs. After working out a basic design, we sent our technicians to visit the site and make field modifications to the plans to accommodate the new information they gathered.

In the end, we were able to gain Duxbury School District an additional 440 square feet of storage space with the structure. The platform was designed to be 14 foot high so that it would safely clear the existing structures and sprinkler pipes. Our technicians also took special care to ensure that all of our columns would fit properly and avoid the numerous obstructions in the room. We also provided an OSHA regulation stair for access to the platform and along with a 6’ wide lift out gate to provide a convenient way to move larger items to and from the mezzanine.

Throughout the entire project, we kept up a constant stream of communications with all the necessarily parties involved to ensure that everything was properly coordinated. When the mezzanine was ready to ship, we scheduled our installation crew to be on site with the necessary lift equipment the day the material was delivered. That way, they were able to unload and start the installation immediately.

In the end, we were able to complete the storage platform portion of the project ahead of schedule, helping keep Dimeo Construction on time for the completion of the new school.

Jeffrey D’Attilio, from Dimeo Construction, had this to say: “The service and responsiveness were exceptional, much more than any other subcontractor that I’ve worked with. I would recommend you to other companies, and I would say that your service and quality of work were exceptional.”

What Our Customers Say...

It is always my intention to do business with companies that put customer service and satisfaction in the forefront. When we needed a mezzanine to expand storage in one of our rooms we looked for a company that we felt could fit the bill and The Mezzanine Company certainly did just that.

Paul Ziemer, Signature Theatre Company