This 80,000-sq.-ft. building in the Central Florida Research Park in Orlando, FL is a steel frame structure with elevated concrete floors, a metal deck and steel beams. The building envelope is primarly precast concrete with a storefront glazing system.
The owner, Carley Corporation, is a woman-owned business based in Orlando which produces technology-based products used for training systems, simulators, courseware, software and electronic classrooms. Their customers include all branches of the Department of Defense, the federal government and numerous international organizations.
The building was one of DPR's first major Florida projects to utilize its Self-Perform workforce, logging over 14,000 self-perform man-hours. Open, collaborative coordination among DPR, the owner and the design team allowed for quick decision-making, leading to a shorter project duration.