Ft. Lauderdale, Florida USA – November 12th 2015
Quantum Marine break ground on their new state-of-the-art facility for their international headquarters.
The ANF Group, Inc. project team and company principals; Al Fernandez, Nelson Fernandez and Al Gil along with Saltz Michelson Architects and the project owners for Quantum Marine were all in attendance for the groundbreaking event for Quantum’s new headquarters. In addition there were dignitaries from the City of Hollywood, members of The Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance, several marine industry invitees and friends and family.
Quantum Marine, which manufactures stabilizing technology for the super and mega yacht industry,was set to break ground this day on its new corporate headquarters located in Hollywood, FL. This new environmentally conscious facility will be a three story 30,000 sq.ft. building which is slated to achieve a LEED 1 (Silver) certification. The building will house their entire company under one roof, with over 80 parking spaces strategically located within the 2.5 acre preserve area.
Special attention has been shown to provide a modern and contemporary building that will harmonize with and preserve the existing trees, such as the live oak hammock, native vegetation and the surrounding ecology. The colors selected are neutral tones that are harmonious with the existing palette within the surrounding buildings. This building design, utilizes a scored EIFS system that relates to the adjoining Port 95 neighboring buildings with accents of more sophisticated materials, i.e. glass curtain wall and aluminum composite architectural panel system, to project the proper image for this high technology marine company.
Ergonomically designed and featuring the latest in “green” technology that will minimize energy consumption, the project uses a conventional shell construction (masonry, concrete and glass) with durable interior finishes for the administrative offices, training rooms, R&D and engineering dept., machine shops, and parts department.
Quantum Marine which was formed in 1985 moved to Fort Lauderdale from Newport, Rhode Island in 2003 with just 17 employees.
“We have seen the Super Yacht Industry grow considerably over the past ten years, not only in sheer numbers, but the size and sophistication of the vessels along with the products they use,” said John Allen, president of Quantum Marine, in a statement. “To maintain our continued expansion we have focused our efforts on both product development and client services. All of which is made possible by the careful selection of talented employees. If a company wants to stay at the top of its industry it has to realize the expectations of its customers.”
“We are excited to work with a like minded and forward thinking company as Quantum,” said Al Fernandez, president of ANF Group, Inc.
About ANF Group, Inc.
ANF Group, Inc. (www.anfgroup.com) is a South Florida family owned construction management firm established in 1981. ANF Group provides quality preconstruction, construction management, general contracting, design-build, BIM and LEED services. Our experience and attention to detail, passion for our work and executive involvement, are the aspects we bring to every project. We are an industry leader in the higher education, residential, mixed-use and commercial construction arenas and have played a vital role in the highly specialized niche of healthcare construction with expertise working on active campuses, laboratories and research facilities. We have built our outstanding reputation with hard work, creating long-term relationships with our clients and understanding the agility needed to adapt to the ever changing construction industry.
About Quantum Marine Engineering
Quantum Marine Engineering (www.quantumhydraulic.com), has set the global standard for innovative yacht technology. In 1999, Quantum invented and implemented the first successful dual-purpose roll stabilization system, trademarked as Zero Speed™. This feat of engineering forever changed the yachting world by stabilizing the rolling motion of almost any vessel not only when underway, but also when anchored or drifting. The company’s emerging research and development continues to impress yacht owners, builders, designers, crews and brokers with its applications of innovative engineering.