Central Electric Power Cooperative is a transmission cooperative that constructs and maintains the substations and transmission lines for eight Missouri distribution cooperatives in east-central Missouri.
The challenges that CEPC faced regarding their facilities had as much to do with their site contraints as it did with their building space needs. The site topography and shape contributed to the complexity of developing the property. M+H evaluated and master planned the site to maximize the buildable area along with creating efficient and logical site circulation and logistics.
The 35,200 SF two-story building is accessible to the warehouse on the upper level and vehicle storage on the lower level by utilizing the building to resolve change-in-grade on the site. The lower level concrete walls act as a retaining wall. The building envelope is a pre-engineered metal building with insulated, composite metal wall panels. The wall panels are prefinished inside and out, which eliminates the need for many of the interior finish costs.