Maxwell Technologies develops and manufactures ultracapacitors, which are small energy storage devices used in numerous industries—from renewable energy to transportation. Maxwell acquired a 125,000 square-foot facility and hired Layton to renovate and build-out the shell building into a facility for their unique equipment needs.
The facility uses specialized proprietary equipment from Germany, England, Japan, and other countries. The project team worked with and around installation teams at each stage of construction, ensuring the different owner-supplied equipment worked together and provided the correct structure and utilities to support their use within the existing building. Halfway through construction, a scope change included the addition of all communication wiring between the equipment, comprised of thousands of connections. Working closely with the electricians, we ensured all of the I/O connections were correct. Extensive meetings with subcontractors were required to manage the schedule and overall project costs. The team also installed overhead cranes and added a mezzanine for access to some of the taller equipment.