When Windemuller came onboard for this project, the initial design was missing several crucial system components that the client wanted. Our team was tasked with going back to the drawing board to fit these extra elements into the equation in time for installation and implementation. At the same time, the project had an aggressive timetable that, when combined with the constant design changes, made for a fast-paced and demanding job environment.
The design shifts and fast pace of the project required very strong teamwork between Windemuller and all the other trades. In addition, our team worked closely with the client to help identify new system needs that were not included in the original design so that they could be figured in during the construction and installation phases. Our solutions included the design of a brand-new communications cable pathway system, along with more than 50 other change orders.
Ultimately, it was the patience, hustle, and design ingenuity of the Windemuller crew—along with the rest of the involved trades teams—that allowed Dow’s new Sylvia Stoesser Center to morph into something worthy of its namesake. Windemuller used preplanning, prefabrication, and engineering assistance to give the client the changes they wanted and to implement them in a timely fashion. Now, with the project completed, the SSC is another important piece in Dow’s vibrant and modern Midland campus.