Layout instrument simplifies new Overstock.com interior construction
A circle-shaped 260,000-square-foot, three-story building is being constructed for the new Overstock.com headquarters located in Midvale, Utah.
The poured concrete building is a circle shape with an approximate 370-foot diameter and a circumference of 1,200 feet. Located on a 19-acre campus-like tract of land, the new facility will house the online company’s corporate offices, which includes the company’s employee training, data facilities, call center, and meeting rooms.
Architecturally, at ground level, the building will look like a glass-and-concrete version of a Roman coliseum, but from the air, the building shape will look like a peace sign — thus, it is referred to as the "Peace Coliseum."
Building the interior walls and ceilings for a new headquarters facility for Overstock.com was the task for Ceiling Systems Inc.(CSI), Draper, Utah. The company specializes in acoustical ceiling systems, acoustical panels, framing, and drywall for commercial, industrial, and institutional projects.
Each of the three floors of the Overstock.com building had its own unique room and space-configuration layout needs. Making certain that the architectural layout was followed exactly became CSI’s main challenge.
The wall and ceiling contractor needed to install approximately 300,000 square feet of standard 5/8-inch (16 mm) thick gypsum drywall. The panel-type product consists of a noncombustible gypsum core with paper surfacing on the face, back, and long edges. It is designed to provide a monolithic surface when joints are taped and fastener heads are covered with a compound.
“This is a complicated challenge requiring our dedicated full attention to detail,” said Jeff Zupan, project manager with CSI. “There was no room for error in this build out project.”
At full staff, CSI had a 32-worker crew dedicated to the project.