Case Study: Cubic Designs Elevates Honeywell to New Heights
Cubic Designs, the industry leader in prefabricated mezzanine systems, worked closely with Honeywell to redesign the interior of a facility services operation to increase productivity and maximize space. Cubic Design’s custom designed systems are professionally engineered with structure, stability and appearance to meet the needs of each individual client.
Honeywell, a Fortune 100 company, with facilities and employees all over the world is well-known for its work in aerospace, automation and control solutions, and transportation systems. As it works on challenges faced by today’s society such as energy efficiency, clean energy generation, safety and security, globalization and customer productivity, Honeywell found it needed help with the challenge of maximizing the existing space of their current facility.
At their Colorado Springs Service and Repair facility, there was a need for a dedicated repair shop, more office space, and additional storage after another location was integrated into this building. Additional building construction was not possible and code restrictions limited the company’s options. In order to utilize the existing floor space, creativity was needed and Honeywell picked the right company to design, build, and install the perfect solution.
The Cubic Designs Team developed a plan that utilized unused vertical space by adding a mezzanine, fire suppression system and HVAC to meet safety code requirements. To accommodate the office space, work areas, and storage, Cubic Designs installed two mezzanine systems: a 6,130 sq. ft. mezzanine with PortaFab walls for the repair shop and offices below with inventory space above and a 750 sq. ft. mezzanine for shipping and receiving that added ground-level modular office space and storage space above.
By working with an experienced structural engineering design and fabrication team like Cubic Designs, Honeywell realized increased efficiencies in this facility. The mezzanines consolidated work cells and operations resulting in faster repairs and shipments, more efficient work flow, and reduced cycle count time by 50%. The additional storage the mezzanines provided also created a secure storage area for sensitive products. With the maximizing of inventory control and efficiencies, Honeywell ultimately reduced overhead costs at this facility.