Melink Headquarters
Milford, Ohio

LEED® Gold certified, Schaefer did the structural engineering for this 30,000 sq ft corporate headquarters that includes three wings configured in a horseshoe pattern with a courtyard in the center. The front wing serves as an office, the middle wing serves as a training and R&D center, and the back wing serves as a manufacturing plant. The front and middle wings have 22,000 sq ft of unfinished space on the second floors to be used for future expansion. This $2.5 million project was completed in ten months and includes several energy saving details. Schaefer analyzed the roof structure for solar panels, the floor and roof framing for multiple zoned mechanical units located between the framing members, and provided the details to accommodate additional windows in the exterior precast concrete walls.