March 5, 2012
Two projects completed by Layton Construction Co., Inc. last year have been awarded 2012 RED Awards by AZRE magazine. Layton's winning projects are: Best Industrial Project - Dunn-Edwards Paints Co. and Best Tenant Improvement Project - Limelight Networks.
The 7th annual RED Awards (Real Estate & Development Awards) honor the most notable commercial real estate projects in the state of Arizona for 2011 and the construction teams involved. A record 116 projects were submitted this year, and of those, 12 were awarded best in class at an awards reception on March 1st at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix.
"Great news to see two of our projects honored at this year's RED Awards," Andrew Geier, executive vice president of Layton's Arizona office, said. "I think the diversity in projects highlights the depth of our ability and experience. We feel fortunate to be a part of two wonderful teams and congratulate the owners and design teams on each project."
Best Industrial Project - Dunn-Edwards Paints Co.
Layton completed a new 340,000-square-foot manufacturing facility for Dunn-Edwards Paints in January 2011. Dunn-Edwards placed significant emphasis on energy efficiency in its new industrial warehouse by using recycled materials to build the facility. Upon completion, more than 31 percent of the supplies were recycled, equivalent to savings of upwards of $770,000. The facility was built at a low cost, enabling the construction of a 3,000-square-foot laboratory and an 8,000-square-foot tank for harmful chemicals. By combining various distribution facilities into one central location, Dunn-Edwards was able to cut overall costs by more than 40 percent. The facility has received a LEED® Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council®. Additionally, it was the winner of NAIOP's Best Industrial Redevelopment Project in 2010 and received an Award of Merit: Best Industrial/Manufacturing Project from ENR Southwest in 2011.
Best Tenant Improvement Project - Limelight Networks
Layton completed tenant improvement work for Limelight Networks, a high-tech company that combined several locations into one main facility in Tempe, in July 2011. As the first tenant of Tempe Gateway, the Limelight team expanded its project to provide for a 24-hour-a-day, seven-day-a-week Network Operation Center and 150 square feet of office space for each employee. DAVIS (the project's architect) and Layton incorporated updated technology and improved floor layouts in the 57,000-square-foot space. The project team observed sustainable techniques including Greenguard and CRI Green Label Plus Certifications. The carpeted area is made up of 37 percent reused content, and the ceilings contain 85 percent recycled material. Motion sensors and water conservation were also implemented to promote the value of energy efficiency and progress of Limelight's new space.
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