Upcycling in Newtown Square: IMC Construction Completes Equus Headquarters
Philadelphia, PA — IMC Construction, a nationally-recognized, full-service construction company, has completed the new corporate headquarters for Equus Capital Partners, one of the nation's leading private equity fund real estate managers. The 42,000 s/f building at Ellis Preserve in Newtown Square is targeted for LEED Gold certification and contains 36,000 square feet of reclaimed wood. Creativity, resourcefulness and good timing resulted in cost savings for the client and kept building materials out of the landfill. “Equus wanted to create a headquarters building that recalled a Chester County barn,” said Ted Jeffries, corporate project director at IMC Construction. “At the time, we were about to start demolition on another Equus property and we suggested that we salvage the wood from one project and use it as reclaimed and recycled product in their headquarters. So, we gave the demolition contractors a list of the materials we needed to reuse from the old building. Because they had a long lead time, the demolition crew could take the wood-framed building apart carefully and salvage the pieces we wanted.