A large sporting goods retailer with multiple elevated platforms in various locations had used concrete before, and had used ResinDek on a pick module work area in Georgia. So the question became, what type of flooring would provide the best value for another mezzanine at the Katy, Texas headquarters location?
WHY NOT PRICE BOTH OPTIONS?
Concrete Mezzanine Costs
Total Cost of Structure: $2,706,000
ResinDek Mezzanine Costs
Total Cost of Structure: $2,062,000
Heavy concrete structures require massive footings and 14" columns. Re-engineered ResinDek Mezzanine only requires 10" columns.
Savings with ResinDek: $644,000 - Savings Add Up with ResinDek® Mezzanine Flooring!
"The ResinDek product gave us some real price advantages, and we were able to pull in savings in 3 areas; the footings, the structural steel, and the erections costs. Using ResinDek also allowed us to use smaller diameter piers with smaller bells on the caissons which saved us around $140,000 on the foundation portion alone." - Russell Bergeron, President of Tri-R-Erecting & General Contractor, Houston, TX
ResinDek mezzanine flooring weighs 30 lbs. per square foot less than a concrete mezzanine floor, so on this 90,000 square foot project weight was reduced by 2.7 million pounds. Because of the lighter loads, the columns on the ResinDek mezzanine were reduced in size from 14" x 31 lbs. per foot to 10" x 24 lbs. per foot. This resulted in cost savings in structural steel as well as labor to erect the steel mezzanine substructure. Both bar joists were 18" deep, but ResinDek required less steel because the structure was lighter.
ResinDek has proven to be a good decision, according to the Sporting Goods Project Manager in Texas.
"We were initially attracted of course by the cost savings by using ResinDek®, however an unanticipated benefit has been the ergonomics of the ResinDek® flooring. ResinDek® gives more than concrete and is much more comfortable to work on for long periods of time. We were also happy with our previous ResinDek® installation 2 years ago in our Georgia facility, so this reinforced our decision and the savings has freed up some capital for additional projects." - Sporting Goods Project Manager, Texas.
"Cornerstone Specialty Wood Products' customer service has been great; we have received our deliveries on time and prompt field support when needed. As long as the loads applied and use of the structure is appropriate, we will recommend ResinDek® to all of our present and future clients." - Russell Bergeron, President of Tri-R-Erecting & General Contractor, Houston, TX