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Nice! My team is raising money to do something similar. Keep us posted on the progress.

Out of curiosity, do you have an estimated timeline for completion? What do you expect it to cost (for the structure at least)? And what kind of structure are you building?

We're looking into building what amounts to a glorified 60'x80' pole barn (insulated, of course), but I'm always interested to know what other teams have done for their own workspaces.
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There has also been a lot of talk about building a facility similar to that in Lapeer, MI. It has been imaged as a multi room structure. There would be a community machine shop, and 5 or so separate rooms for any team looking for a building facility in Lapeer county. All of these would lead to a practice field in the center of the building in which all teams could work on auton and hold scrims against each other. Sadly this was my final year on the team so I won't be there to experience the planning/building of the structure, but I am excited to see what they do in the future.
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There has also been a lot of talk about building a facility similar to that in Lapeer, MI. It has been imaged as a multi room structure. There would be a community machine shop, and 5 or so separate rooms for any team looking for a building facility in Lapeer county. All of these would lead to a practice field in the center of the building in which all teams could work on auton and hold scrims against each other.
With air conditioning?

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Yes there will be air conditioning
I also will be attending Michigan Tech. up in South Canada so I could help out 5460 in the summer. During school I plan on helping team 857 as much as I can.
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Congrats! Our team is investigating getting a community field somewhere. Lots of work and cost! Congrats!
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Nice on the groundbreaking. After moving this year, I can tell that amount of space would be very good, maybe ideal, for my team. We have to compromise a bit with a little more than half that space, but I'm very happy with the room the school is providing us, likely on a permanent basis. Also, as I see it we are adjacent to other spaces that if we are successful might become available, so that is a long-term goal.

Also, I've been working in our new space over the summer, including some days topping 100 degrees Fahrenheit, and we have no air conditioning. So it is a bit funny to see the talk of air conditioning in Michigan, where the average summer temperatures are 10 degrees cooler. Between the old and new building, the new one has very good insulation, which keeps the building fairly comfortable (we still use some fans to circulate the air a little and the air can get a little humid at times). The building does have heat for build season.
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With air conditioning?
The real question is does it have Heating in the winter?! Michigan winters can be brutal
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The real question is does it have Heating in the winter?! Michigan winters can be brutal
True Story: we actually investigated what it would cost to put in-floor heating in when we build ours, for exactly this reason (might be more efficient too, given the type of structure).
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Your contractor has good taste in construction equipment.
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Your contractor has good taste in construction equipment.
Few times, they've been around that track.
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Nice! My team is raising money to do something similar. Keep us posted on the progress.

Out of curiosity, do you have an estimated timeline for completion? What do you expect it to cost (for the structure at least)? And what kind of structure are you building?

We're looking into building what amounts to a glorified 60'x80' pole barn (insulated, of course), but I'm always interested to know what other teams have done for their own workspaces.
Thanks! We will post more pictures as the project moves forward.

The design is a pre-engineered steel frame; basically five I-beam trusses spaced at 20 ft. intervals, spanning the full building width. No poles.

Air conditioning and heating are in the plan, using roof-mounted air handlers.

Entrances: at the back include a large overhead door, in the front (facing the street) for student drop-off and pick-up, and to the existing building at the shop doors.
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Former parking lot? If a single parking space is harmed for the benefit of a program on my campus there would be a riot.
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