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for the task. Bohler Engineering, Chestnut Engineering and Conn
Shaffer Consulting were added to the design team to provide site/
civil engineering, mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineering,
and structural engineering, respectively.

'The quality of welds
demonstrates the skill
of the tradesmen we
have in Philadelphia.'
Project Phases
A phased project was planned to maintain product availability,
consistency and quality during the expansion. Phase 1 would entail
designing, constructing and opening the new tasting and banquet
rooms and kitchen; designing, constructing and commissioning
the new brewery and packaging operations would be completed
during Phase 2; and the existing brewery operations would be shut
down, select brewing and packaging equipment would be moved
to the new location, and the new and relocated operations would
be integrated during Phase 3. Becker and Frondorf, a Philadelphia
institution, was selected to facilitate all three phases and to represent
the owner throughout the project.
Finally, TN Ward Company, headquartered in Ardmore, Pa., was
chosen as the construction manager and general contractor for
all three phases to complete the team. "With this project we were
betting our future on the build out of the new brewery in Philadelphia, and needed a partner that had the scope of experience and
local knowledge to execute a complex project, including a retail and
manufacturing facility, in downtown Philadelphia," Pritchett says.
"TN Ward was that partner."
TN Ward provided design assistance and pre-construction
estimating throughout the design of the facility. The design process
for the 70,000 square-foot facility began with the gathering of the
design and construction team in late 2016. The age and high bay design of the destination building presented a challenge for the team.
"There wasn't a lot of existing information for the building,
and we had a very short time to design the Yards facility and get
it commercially operational," TN Ward Vice President John Marks
says. "The design team was very supportive throughout the project."
Marks also credits Kehoe, Prichett and Head Brewer Tim Roberts for
the project's success. "They were heavily engaged in each step of the
design and construction and made decisions quickly," he adds.
The building's exterior and interior are designed to have an industrial look while also being eye-catching. "With a unique entrance
and outdoor seating area among the fermenting tanks, this is now
not a bland building by any means," Marks says. "DIGSAU did a remarkable job of capturing the essence of Philadelphia. The Philadelphia skyline lights up the background and the fermenting tanks are
striking in the foreground as you approach the entrance."

is ranked as a
ยป TNTopWard
10 company in the
Philadelphia area.

The interior design is equally impressive. Guests will have an
up-close view of Yards' operations. "When in the tasting or banquet
rooms, patrons will be in a beer hall atmosphere but will also feel like
they're surrounded by the processing area. They will be able to view
every part of the operation from brewing to packaging through large

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