Ridgelight system brings natural light to manufacturing floor at Burkert Fluid Controls
Burkert Fluid Controls decided to build a new, 120,000-square-foot facility that includes administrative, storage, research and development, and manufacturing functions on one campus.
Maximizing daylight was the driving force for the building’s design. It has floor to ceiling windows, but they allow sunlight to permeate only so far into the building’s core. To truly bring natural light into the center of the manufacturing operations space, architects opened up whole sections of the roof with skylights.
The VELUX Modular Skylight system eliminates the need for on-site glazing and can be installed quickly in varying weather conditions. JP Ross & Co. installed 320 Ridgelight modules on the Burkert building configured into four rows over the center of the manufacturing space. JP Ross & Co completed the job in just three-and-a-half weeks with a team of only six installers, not even stopping for freezing rain and snow.
The employees at Burkert Fluid controls are thrilled with the new facility, and Garafola attributes that to the holistic design.